Wednesday, Oct 23 2019 | Time 23:28 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Migrant smugglers responsible for 39 dead in UK must be brought to justice - UN Chief
  • Labour revolt for Johnson's deal shows UK shift toward 'Some Kind of Brexit' - Politician
  • Trump says Turkey agreed to make Syria ceasefire permanent, US lifting all sanctions
  • Army Chief reviews Eastern Command collective exercise
  • Cooperative movement achieves rural economy prosperity: LS Speaker Om Birla
  • Diggy’s brother meets Shivraj
  • Deve Gowda sits on dharna against 'vendetta politics' of Yeddyurappa
  • EVMs to reveal fate of 12 candidates in Pachhad & Dharmshala Assy tomorrow
  • Battle for Jhabua: 5 nominees await results with bated breath
  • CCEA nod to review of guidelines for granting authorisation to market petrol, diesel
  • Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat booked by CBI on corruption charges
  • Tribal man killed by Maoists in Vizag agency in AP
  • 'Merge, mismanage, show mega losses, sell cheap to crony capitalist': Rahul on MTNL-BSL merger
  • Penalty for traffic violation brings down in Kerala
  • No truck with any party in UP Assy polls, says Akhilesh Yadav
India


Digital India: RailWire Wi-Fi at Railway stations crosses 2 cr user logins in May

New Delhi, Jun 25 (UNI) RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel at Railway stations is gaining popularity with each passing day as in the month of May 2019, the total user logins were 2.35 crore in 1600 stations across India.
The total unique users for the Wi-Fi were 1.19 crore consuming 8781.30 TB data. It was also noticed that stations in Tier 1 cities like Kolkata, Delhi Mumbai register a greater number of user logins and data consumption than their tier 2 counterparts.
Talking about the Wi-Fi service at stations, Puneet Chawla, CMD of RailTel said, ‘’Internet in India is largely mobile internet with a high percentage of them on 2G and 3G while RailTel had sought to bridge the Digital Divide by providing free and fast Wi-Fi, which also bridges the experience divide of the internet where millions of users experience fast access to internet for the first time. Moreover, as per the World Bank a 10 per cent increase in internet penetration leads to a 1.4 per cent increase in GDP. This also augurs well for our economy.’’
Howrah station alone saw 4.9 lakh user logins in one month. The numbers speak volume about the fact that despite of having easy access to mobile internet, public Wi-Fi is still a preferred choice of the Rail users while at railway stations.

Usage statistics show significant pent up demand for connectivity, amongst train commuters in stations covered by the station Wi-Fi project who have used the service.
With unconstrained, free high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, an average user consumes 343 MB in an average 30-minute data session. This is much higher than what we observe on an average 3G connection in the country currently, around 30MB per user per day, he added.
Inspired by this vision of Digital India, Railways and RailTel created a plan to transform Indian Railways stations into digital inclusion platform by providing fast free public Wi-Fi at stations.
The journey of RailWire station Wi-fi started from Mumbai Central in January 2016 and within 2 years 4 months the RailWire Wi-Fi was live at 1600 stations across India.
The stations came in all sizes, it took more than 100+ access points to cover the 23 platforms of Howrah station while several smaller stations in rural India could be served with a single access point.
UNI AE SHK2156
More News

CCEA nod to review of guidelines for granting authorisation to market petrol, diesel

23 Oct 2019 | 10:10 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the ‘Review of Guidelines for Granting Authorization to market Transportation Fuels’.

see more..
'Merge, mismanage, show mega losses, sell cheap to crony capitalist': Rahul on MTNL-BSL merger

'Merge, mismanage, show mega losses, sell cheap to crony capitalist': Rahul on MTNL-BSL merger

23 Oct 2019 | 10:07 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Continuing the attack against Narendra Modi government over the functioning of Public Section Undertakings (PSUs), former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the government's move to merge state owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

see more..

Cabinet nods rehabilitation package for 5,300 displaced families of JK

23 Oct 2019 | 9:53 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the inclusion of 5,300 displaced families who initially opted to move outside the Jammu and Kashmir but later relocated in the state under the PM’s Development Package 2015.

see more..
Cong issues show cause notice to five of its Delhi leaders over public remarks against senior leaders

Cong issues show cause notice to five of its Delhi leaders over public remarks against senior leaders

23 Oct 2019 | 9:15 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Congress on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to five of its Delhi leaders, who 'issued public statement against the senior party leaders' and asked to give an explanation as to why disciplinary action should not be taken against them.

see more..

CEED launches Clean Air Implementation Network in UP

23 Oct 2019 | 8:58 PM

Lucknow, Oct 23 (UNI) Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED), launched a Clean Air Implementation Network (CAIN) in Lucknow to work towards the implementation of National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP) in 15 Non-attainment cities in Uttar Pradesh.

see more..
image