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.

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