Jun 8, 2018

Dibrugarh becomes 400th free WiFi-enabled railway station as Google-Railtel completes high-speed Internet project


Google and Railtel Wednesday launched free WiFi services at Dibrugarh – the 400th Indian Railway station to benefit from the joint project – marking the completion of what began at a joint announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the Google headquarters Moutain View in Silicon Valley. 

Speaking at the launch in Dibrugarh, K Suri, Director, Partnerships, Google India said the completion of the project before its December deadline was an indication of the effort put in by both Google and Railtel. “Nothing can be better in reaching out to the masses than through existing railway infrastructure which enables us to even reach the hinterlands,” Suri said. 

“This is a great example of how to create quality WiFi access network that provides great user experience,” he said, adding that, for Google, the focus now is on “how to provide the next one billion users with high-speed internet access.” 

K Manohar Raja, Executive Director, Enterprise Business, Railtel said the service reaches out to people from all strata of society as they all use the Indian Railway services. “The idea behind the project was to design a WiFi system that would create a wow experience and the usage we are seeing is a testimony to that.” 

Source - FE

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