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Google New Gift To Indian Railway : Wi-Fi In Trains

The online giant(Google) is currently extending the service around non-railway locations in Maharashtra, and up coming cities that are smart. Google later rolled out a international public WiFi in trains programmer modeled on the service. Google Station, since it was called, reaches other emerging markets like Mexico and Indonesia too. India’s enormous population brings consumer technology companies in a way few worldwide markets do. Only a third of India is attached online. Hence, the addressable market is huge.

Besides Google, Facebook too works an online support, Express WiFi, in partnership with telecom operator Airtel. Google’s free WiFi service at India, which started two decades ago, now covers 400 railroad stations and reaches eight million people every month.


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The job undertaken with the online giant, in conjunction with RailTel, the telecom arm of Indian Railways, reached its 400th destination – Dibrugarh station in Assam – last week. Back in India, Google now intends to proceed beyond only rail channels. The hunt giant shared with the inspiring story of a porter in Cochin’s Ernakulam Junction channel. The porter, Shrinath, dreamed to become a civil servant at the country of Kerala. Throughout tea breaks at work, he would utilize the free station WiFi to obtain study materials to organize for your Kerala Public Service (KPSC) entrance exams. Caesar Sengupta, VP, Next Billion Users at Google, stated,


Although we have hit the target of 400 train stations, our journey remains unfinished. India has the second largest population of internet users in the world, but there are still almost a billion Indians who aren’t online. We realise that not everyone in India lives or works near a train station, so we’re moving beyond train stations and into the rest of the cities. Google Station is now also available in 150 locations in Pune, Maharashtra, and more smart cities are coming soon.


Wifi In Trains Programme

Users may download the Express WiFi program in their mobiles and pay for data packs that are searchable. Face-book plans to connect local entrepreneurs and Smaller companies by setting up Express WiFi hotspots at different areas in the country Most users log into the service at least two times per day.

“Many are watching videos. Many are chatting with friends. They have been earnestly seeking that WiFi connection to accomplish things in their day.”

Google announced on its official blog. The agency operates on RailTel’s nationwide fiber optic network and is used to access free and speedy internet on the go. Google revealed that the average data consumption per user per log stands about 350MB, and the agency is the most well liked on the list of 19- to 34-year-olds.

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