Free Wi-Fi service to 1600 railway stations
The Santacruz station became 1600th railway station of the Indian railway which has now been hosting the free Wi-Fi connectivity.
RailTel Corporation, a "Mini Ratna (category-I)" PSU, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fibre network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track. RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel, which envisages extending broadband and application services to the public.
Mumbai Santacruz becomes 1600th railway station in India to get fast free public Wi Fi.
Providing public Wi-Fi at 24X7 crowded stations is a huge challenge and unprecedented in India.
In the next phase, RailTel has roped in Tata Trust for providing Wi-Fi at remaining 4791 B, C, D and E category stations across the country. The idea behind providing free Wi-Fi to these very small stations catering to mainly rural/low population density areas is to provide the people with state of the art Wi-Fi facility. RailWire Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a smartphone with a working mobile connection.