HYDERABAD: IT Minister K T Rama Rao today launched free Wi-Fi services by making a first call to Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and spoke to him for five minutes.
Inaugurating the free Wi-Fi services at Hotel Marriot here, the IT minister said the service will be expanded soon in the twin cities. These services are being offered by BSNL in coordination with Quad Gen Company, he said, adding that the facility is now available at Lumbini Park, Tank Bund, Necklace Road and adjoining areas up to 10 km radius. People can utilise free Wi-Fi services for half-an-hour at 10km radius of Hussain Sagar areas such as Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Lumbini Park and surroundings places.
Tourists can enjoy this free service with a speed of two Mbps to 20 Mbps. The officials explained that the free Wi-Fi service at Hussain Sagar can be used by 1,800 to 2,500 people at a time for first half-an-hour, but after 30 minutes, the users have to pay for the services.
TITA applauds TS Government Wi-Fi Initiative
Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) today appreciated the Telangana Government’s commitment on implementation of the public Wi-Fi facility services in Hyderabad.
TITA appreciates Telangana Government and Rama Rao for making public Wi-Fi services a reality. This historic facility in Hyderabad is the first-of-its-kind hoping that the physical and technical challenges are addressed by Telangana Government, TITA Founder & President Sundeep Makthala said.
Internet access is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. Some real benefits to free public internet access include Disaster Relief, Education & Digital Literacy, and Tourism & Town Promotion. In addition to helping to bridge the digital divide and becoming a communication tool during a disaster, a Wi-Fi zone can send a signal that a town is informed forward-thinking, and ready to welcome positive changes. It’s the first step towards realization of hyper connected Hyderabad where the real business value will realize the tangible results. It is the time for Hyderabad to register its name among globally sophisticated Hi-Tech cities, Makthala said. (NSS)