The Government of Telangana and Bharti Airtel, today launched the State’s first “Public Wi-fi”. In the run-up to make Hyderabad a “Global Smart City”, this has been launched as a pilot in 17 tested hotspot locations in the hub of Hi-tech city enabling customers across operators to avail public Wi-Fi and enjoy internet services of upto 750 Mb per day per user, as per press statement of Airtel.
This initiative is a part of the Government’s broader agenda of allowing citizens to experience a host of web opportunities making Hyderabad a “Global Smart City.”
To begin with, these public Wi-Fi hotspots have been set up between Cyber towers to Madhapur Police Station, Cyber Towers to Kothaguda Junction and Cyber Towers to Raheja Mindspace Circle. On an average around 40,000 commuters, commercial establishments, visitors can benefit from this service. Users of smartphones, tablets, and other WiFi-enabled devices will now be able to connect to data across these 17 locations around the Hi-tech city, adds the press statement.
According to Airtel, citizens with any valid Indian mobile number can easily access the public Wi-Fi at all the 17 locations by switching on Wi-Fi in their Wi-Fi enabled device. On selecting the public Wi-Fi, a One-Time password (OTP) will be sent to their mobile number. They can then latch on to the Wi-Fi post authentication of the password and enjoy internet services of upto 750 Mb per day per user. This service will increase digital access for the residents of Hyderabad including housing residents, commuters, office goers as well as businesses and visitors in the area, giving them 24/7 access to everything in the data world.