BSE & Tata Docomo Partner to Provide Free WiFi in Mumbai; Mumbai Govt. to install 2500 WiFi Hotspots
After the Delhi Government announced free WiFi around Delhi, covering some major areas like Connaught Place, Khan market etc, it was the time for other metros to follow. Mumbai being the largest by population, deserves to have public services as soon as possible for the ever-growing needs and equivalent benefits.
Bombay Stock Exchange has announced a partnership with Tata Docomo to launch free WiFi in Mumbai around the PJ tower area, South Mumbai.The launch event was inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.
With this new free WiFi facility, users will be able to use four hours a day of high-speed WiFi with no charges. Considering Mumbai is the New York of India, it should get similar services quickly in other parts and the plan is to expand into rural areas as well.
Speaking at the launch event, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Mumbai is the financial hub of India and the BSE represents one of the key business centers in the city. Our aim is to modernize such influential structures that represent the true spirit of a metro like Mumbai. This initiative is a stepping stone in our endeavor towards evolving infrastructure development across the state; given the significance of internet these days, this will definitely benefit everyone. We look forward to similar initiatives in the future.”
Ramadorai, Chairman of BSE said, “BSE strongly believes in India’s Financial Inclusion journey. This is one more step which BSE has taken to help common man on the streets of Mumbai to avail of the Free Wifi and use it to better his knowledge and give him window to endless opportunities the internet can offer.” Sunil Tandon, Head of Non Voice Services at Tata Teleservices Limited, commented upon the necessity of public Wi-Fi services in the country. “We are happy to partner with Bombay Stock Exchange to provide public wi-fi here and we are certain that this will benefit the users with real time connectivity.”
Apart form this, Mumbai Government also announced plans to increase the coverage area of free WiFi services by installing 2500 new hotspots at 256 places by next fiscal.
WiFi services can undoubtedly play a huge role in the development of the country if reached out to both the urban and the rural population of the country. The goal is to reach 50 Crore internet subscribers mark in next six to seven months, which will be a huge win for the nation.