CISCO - the highly famous networking giant of the United States declares that it is associating with Google for its ‘gStation’ offering, which gives admittance to high-speed and free public WiFi in Bengaluru and various other cities around the nation.
Getting into the collaboration, CISCO is offering the network support, and around 25 places currently live in Bengaluru, and other 200 destinations will be targeted in the forthcoming two to three months across the city.
These places incorporate public areas like government-owned offices, Hospitals, Bus stops Railway Stations, etc. After that, the same plan will be executed to three hundred more places in Bengaluru, and other cities in India.
Sameer Garde, the President of Cisco (SAARC & India), stated that Cisco google ties and "this is a partnership at the global level, and as of now, we are starting with India."
The plan is being pushed out in association with D-VoiS - Bengaluru's prominent Internet service provider. The succeeding destinations being addressed at comprise outer areas of Delhi and some towns in Maharashtra and UP.
“The progression of digital citizen services and digitization is firmly joined to the conception of high-speed connectivity of the internet. The partnership signifies a vital growth possibility as the requirement for free Wi-Fi internet is supposed to perform up by 100-times over the upcoming 3-years,” he stated.
In the 2nd month of 2019, Cisco & Google had declared their global partnership.
As per a report by TRAI, an expected Eight million extra Wi-Fi hotspots require to be introduced to generate new market possibilities for internet service & infrastructure providers. As of now, the country has just Fifty-Two-Thousand WI-FI hotspots.
The Business Head and MD, Next Billion User Initiatives and Google Pay, India - Sajith Sivanandan stated, "Interpreting for admittance is among the central mainstays of our "Next Billion Users" tactics, and with the help of gStation we have formed a top-notch quality public WiFi in Bengaluru that offers a smooth, constant, and superior-quality experience of broadband internet to its users."
The propagation of public WI-FI in Bengaluru can offer a notable advancement to the digital objectives of universal internet connectivity and digital embodiment, and cater as a corresponding network for telecom firms.
As per a report of the Cisco VNI, almost 59% of web traffic is predicted to be unloaded from mobile networks to WI-FI hotspots by the year 2022, wherein lies the excellent possibility for the universal scattering of WI-FI.
Google, using ‘gStation,' offers public WI-FI in Bengaluru in association with numerous entities. Google Station (gStation) is as of now at approaching 1000 positions in India and possesses more than 8 million month to month active users throughout the country.
These places cover 150 destinations in Pune (Pune Smart City Project), Four-Hundred railway stations (in association with RailTel) through the nation, and 500 destinations in Bengaluru.
Google announced 2/3 of the WiFi users belong to the age group ranging from 19 to 34 years. The most significantly recognized use cases of WI-FI at public places are for social networking, online video consumption, e-commerce, exploring for information, online banking, and booking tickets.
Aside from India, Google has exercised the station to different nations like Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, and Thailand as well.
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