The Telangana state government is gearing up to launch WiFi services across Hyderabad city in a phase wise. It is planning to undertake a pilot project around Hussain Sagar Lake before expanding the services to entire state capital. the help of state owned BSNL in association with Quadjen. IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao held a review meeting on the issue with officials concerned.
During the meeting, the representatives of BSNL and Quadjen explained to the minister about the details of the project, the mode of execution of the project and final arrangements being made for launching the services.
The representatives have also told the minister that 1800-2500 people can simultaneously use the Wi-Fi services in areas surrounding Hussain Sagar like Tank Bund, Lumbini Park, and Necklace Road. The minister was told by the representatives that the bandwidth of the services would be within the range of 10 km radius.
They also added that the people can surf the net free of cost for 30 minutes every day with internet speed ranging from 2 mbps to 20 mbps. The two companies have already taken statutory permissions from the security agencies of state and the union governments.
KTR asked the telecom company officials to take all requisite steps to offer efficient and qualitative services to the residents to make it a successful programme.
He also asked the officials to prepare plans to launch the Wi-Fi services on full-fledged basis at least in one zone of the corporation. Responding to the direction of the minister, the representatives told him that they were completely prepared to offer the Wi-Fi services across the city as they had already come up with 4500 km long fiber optic network
Source: Metro India