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Google Free High-Speed Wifi Arrives at 10 Railway Stations in India

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Google free high speed Wi-Fi is now set up in Ten railway stations in collaboration with Railtel. Google in collaboration with Railtel, as a part of Digital India Initiation program announces that the service will be available at 100 stations by the end of the year.

All Indian train stations where free Google Wi-Fi is available
  • Mumbai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Ernakulam Jn
  • Kacheguda
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Vijaywada
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Pune

Railtel is the telecom arm of Indian Railways and Google India. Streaming of high Definition videos besides online searches, new games or e-book downloads will make the passengers trains wait delightful with this service. Passengers can also order food using a range of apps as they pass through major stations

The service is launched on Sunday at Bhubaneswar railway station by Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu and Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha. The facility benefits 1.4 lakh visitors daily at Bhubaneswar station. Mr. Prabhu said the service will be shortly launched in Puri and Cuttack railway stations of the state. He added a detail that the service will be made available in Puri before the Puri Jagannath Chariot (Rath Yatra) in July this year, and Cuttack station is facilitated by the end of the year.

Officially said that the service will be available round the clock, but sources in the East Coast Railway said that they might put a time limit for the service. The service is available now for all the smartphone users in 9 other railway stations: Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kacheguda (Hyderabad), Ernakulam (kochi), Bhopal, Ranchi and Raipur. The service will accessible from next week at Jaipur, Ujjain and Allahabad railway stations.

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Google says the expansion will allow 1.5M people every day to access the web with no charge. It hopes to reach 90 more stations this year and eventually cover 300 more. To connect India to the Internet is the initiated by CEO Sundar Pichai outlined last December. Past month, the managing director for South East Asia and Indian Rajan Anandan stated that the company was in talk with the local telecom service providers to begin testing project Loon.

The service can be accessed by passengers and visitors by selecting “Railwire” network and then browse railwire.co.in after that the user need to enter the mobile number on the login screen and click “Receive SMS”. A four digit code is generated and sent to the registered mobile number which will enable the user to use the free Wi-Fi service on entering the code.

“The loopholes in the service since its launch at Mumbai central are plugged,” said Mr. R. K. Bahuguna   Chairman and Managing Director of Railtel. “Passengers can now access high-speed Internet through our optical fibre communication network. With our partnership with Google, we are confident of rolling out a robust service at railway stations in the country,” said Mr. Bahuguna.

“We are scaling up our efforts to roll out quickly to cover some of the smaller stations where connectivity is limited. As internet adoption grows in India, easy and affordable access to high-speed networks is the real need of the hour. With 100 stations live, this project will be the largest publicly accessible high speed Wi-Fi network in the country, but our real hope is that this project will set new benchmarks in delivering reliable and consistent connectivity in the country,” Gulzar Azad, Head of Access Project, Google India, said.

Facebook woos Google Executive Regina Dugan, for Building 8

Regina Dugan

The Social Networking “Facebook” turns to Technology ambitious, install a new research lab “Building 8”, focussing on advanced hardware products to connect the world well in advance. Regina Dugan, who led Google ATAP (Advance Technology and Products) and also erstwhile Director of DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency), will be on board to Facebook Building 8 very shortly.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg certainly told in an FB post on Wednesday to recruit hundreds of people and invest hundreds of Dollars for this active project over the next forthcoming years CEO & Founder Mark discloses a strategic plan for the next 10years. At its F8 once a year conference this week, focussing on having a breakthrough in the areas of AR, VR, and AI (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence) and tends to extend internet access to Billions of people, Facebook Chief Tech Officer, Mike said.

Who is Regina Dugan?

Dr. Regina Dugan, An awardee of Ph.D. from Institute of Technology, California in the field of Mechanical Engineering. The first women, to lead Pentagon research lab popularly known as DARPA served from 2009 – 2012 to oversee the entire operation. Later on associated with Alphabet Inc, Motorola (a division of Google) and accompanied in Google’s ATAP for new ambitious products. She was involved in advanced technology projects such as modular smartphones, Smart Fabrics, and 3D mapping devices, project Ara and lesser moon shots like Project Soil, which uses radar waves to detect the finger movements precisely to control the objects in the air.

Why named Building 8? Mark reasoned that “There are eight letters in Facebook,” aiming high to build future technologies among the company. At F8 conference, Zuckerberg unveils the 360 – degree video for social networking that indicates company’s consistent efforts in making up of new technologies of Hardware and Software.

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Dugan blogged this morning it is a bittersweet day that “I am on one hand excited to step in for the opportunity in Building 8 to focus on ambitious R&D to create a breakthrough” and “on the other hand, departing from Google ATAP and leaving my Pirates”. Google in a statement greeted Regina, for the contribution for the practical product development with Google’s ATAP with hundred number staff and one thousand subject experts working on various projects and although wished her “the very best.”