Cisco Partners With Google’s ‘gStation’ To Provide Free High-Speed Public WiFi In Around IndiaPeople check their mobile telephones at a free Wi-Fi Internet zone. (Photo credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Multinational tech conglomerate Cisco has announced plans to set up free high-speed Wi-Fi zones across India partnering with gStation, reports Deccan Herald. Google’s gStation will join Cisco to work out a platform to provide access to free, open and high-speed net connectivity to the public.

The pilot project will soon kick-off across 25 prime locations in Bengaluru, in collaboration with a local Internet Service Provider (ISP). By September, around 200 locations in the IT-city will be dotted with high-speed Wi-Fi stations followed by additional 300 in the second phase, said Cisco.

Google has been providing free Wi-Fi services across select railway stations in the country for the last three years, in collaboration with Rail Tel and BSNL.

“Moving to high-speed internet access will benefit millions of users. The success of digitisation and digital citizen services is closely tied to the proliferation of high-speed internet. The demand for public Wi-Fi spots is expected to go up by 100x over the next three years,” said President of Cisco India and SAARC Sameer Garde.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber