As it has Promised Earlier, Google today announced that it had established the Railwire Wi-Fi services at Udhagamandalam (Ooty), which is the 100th railway station to get its Wi-Fi services in India.
More than 5 million users, the Google Railwire Wi-Fi is helping millions of Indians see the benefits of Internet. According to the latest reports, daily 15000 first time users connecting to the network, company said in a statement.
Google already told that it would start high-speed Wi-Fi across 400 stations in India in partnership with Railtel. Now today it said that it would continue to set up high-speed Wi-Fi in the next 300 stations.
Apart from this, Google has recently introduced Google Station which gives partners an easy set of taxes to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places. Regarding the set-up of high-speed Railwire at the 100th station in India, County Head-Connectivity, Google India, Gulzar said, “We are delighted to reach the milestone of 100 as a part of Railwire Wi-Fi set up.
It is an unbelievable feeling to look back and see how far we have come since we announced that we were associating with Indian Railways and RailTel to provide Wi-Fi at 400 railway stations throughout the country. The most inspiring thing to us is the stories of how people are using this High-Speed access to the full and open internet. They are using Railwire Wi-Fi to be more prolific with their time and to get things done more professionally.
Google is also saying that its high-speed Wi-Fi at railway stations allows travellers to connect with their family and friends with Voice calling and Video calling apps.
The company proved its Wi-Fi speed with a real time example of Bhotu, a migrant worker from Bihar who travels to Rajasthan for work who said, “Usually in travelling, I don’t have a good connection. Now after using the free Wi-Fi, I got excited and thrilled with speed. I had called my wide, and the voice and picture clarity was so good.
Now, Google plans to take-off high-speed Wi-Fi across 400 stations in India in collaboration with Railtel.