Telangana State Government has recently announced to set up over 3000 WiFi hotspots in Hyderabad city as its new initiative to make the city high-tech. Dubbed as ‘Hyderabad City Wi-Fi Project’ (Hy-Fi), the Government has decided to deploy over 1000 hot spots across the state capital in its initial stage. The project will further increase this figure up to 3000 hotspots in the entire city.
This step has been taken in accordance with the promise of providing world-class IT facilities. Mayor of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Shri Bonthu Rammohan said,
“This is an ambitious project which will set up 3000 hotspots in Hyderabad. This will make Hyderabad an inspiration for other cities in IT business and living standards. This will also help the people in adopting new technologies to uplift the lifestyle and make Hyderabad connected even on the digital front.”
The Government launched the pilot project named ‘Digital Telangana’ in June 2015, which was carried out with the help of ISPs. ISPs were asked to provide 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi at approximately 100 public category locations across Hyderabad. The locations were malls, tourist spots, public offices, police stations, government schools, and colleges, etc. In last two years, this number has been doubled and now approximately 250 locations get free data.
After the impressive results of the pilot project, the Govt. of Telangana decided to scale it further and cover more than 3000 locations across Hyderabad. An official government order has been carried out to provide smooth execution of the program for ISPs. The Government will carry out this project in two phases. Currently, approximately 1000 hotspots are being installed with an assured bandwidth of 5-10 Mbps with 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi.
The success of Hy-Fi project will set Hyderabad and Telangana as an example for the rest of the states.
These are the key highlights of the Hyderabad City Wi-Fi Project
- India’s first biggest free public Wi-Fi initiative towards an empowered Digital India
- Hyderabad goes Hy-Fi with over 3000 Wi-Fi hotspots to be provided within the capital city
- Airtel, ACT and Indus Towers to spearhead cutting edge technology in ICT and help create digitally empowered Hyderabad