If you stay in the NCR region and travel via metro every day to your work or college or school and miss having access to high-speed internet due to poor mobile network connectivity, then you have a reason to rejoice now.
Techno Sat Comm has announced to provide free Wi-Fi service to all 3.5 million Delhi metro users on all 222 trains running on a 250+ km route between 187 stations. The company has announced that its free Wi-Fi service is capable of providing connection speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps.
Minimum Speed Would Be Set To 50 Mbps
Techno Sat Comm has announced that it will ensure that the users get at least 50 Mbps on the run. In the best case scenario, the speed can go can even up to 1.6 Gbps.
This free Wi-Fi service would be launched by the 2nd half of this year.
The company also announced that it will provide the free Wi-Fi service to the Delhi metro users via a dedicated app. The app will display the location, approaching and destination stations in real-time while helping the commuters navigate between different lines.
This free service would run on the revenue generated by the advertisements. Techno Sat Comm would also roll-out a platform to serve the content to the passengers in collaboration with PING network.
As a proof of its concept, the company is already running India’s first Wi-Fi in a train service on the Howrah Rajdhani Express. The technology employed for providing such high-speed Wi-Fi service is same as that used by other rail networks across the globe like Thalys, SNCF, and NTV in Europe.
Techno Sat Comm has adopted this technology for providing the best user experience in the extreme Indian climatic conditions.
“We have adapted the technology to India keeping in mind adverse weather conditions including heat, dust, heavy rains, vibration of trains and large passenger loads,” said Nirav Dave, Techno Sat Comm.
Once operational this free Wi-Fi service holds the potential to transform the lives of millions of Indians who travel via Delhi Metro. They would be able to stream HD content, watch live TV, and get the latest news on their mobile phones.