Stating that Google is committed to working with Indian Railways and Railtel to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi network that will be available to 10 million Indians by the end of the year, covering 100 of the busiest train stations in India, it said the project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across India. … [Read more...] about Google launches free public Wi-Fi service at five railway stations
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Orion Wifi lets businesses sell Wi-Fi capacity to cellular carriers. When someone walks into a grocery store or mall, Orion Wifi helps the local network tell the carrier about its price and quality. If the carrier decides the connection is good enough, Orion Wifi establishes the connection, it explained. … [Read more...] about Google’s Wifi service to improve cellular coverage in public areas
The AGR verdict will allow companies to move ahead with certainty on business plans, and the DoT must now focus on steps to make the sector profitable and attractive to investors through ease of business measures as well as lowering of "onerous" duties and levies, industry think tank Broadband India Forum (BIF) has said.BIF has also urged the Department of Telecom (DoT) to take quick decisions on a spate of recommendations which have already been forwarded by the sector regulator including major ones like public Wi-Fi networks for broadband proliferation.BIF said any delay in decision-making on TRAI's recommendations comes at an "enormous economic cost" at a time when the country has sits sights on massive digital transformation.The Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) verdict has brought in finality to the statutory dues issue, and the industry can now move on with business plans, BIF President T V Ramachandran told PTI."Government must see how they can make the industry more profitable and … [Read more...] about AGR verdict brings certainty; DoT should now focus on ease of biz, industry profitability: BIF
Netflix is late to the party in India, too, since the feature comes to India almost two years after Star India's Hotstar, eight months after Hungama and almost a year after Eros' platform Eros Now offered offline playback of movies on tablets and phones on premium subscription. … [Read more...] about Has India stumped Netflix and Amazon Prime Video?
Amid the Covid pandemic which had hit classroom studies, the state government has ordered district magistrates and basic education department officials to explore options of community participation in dealing with the lack of requisite digital infrastructure at most of the 1.60 lakh government-run primary and upper primary schools in Uttar Pradesh. … [Read more...] about ‘Boost digital infra in UP primary schools with community help’