In June 2015, The Telangana government had launched the pilot version of the ‘Hyderabad City Wi-Fi’ project. Now they launched the project providing wireless networking technology at over 1,000 public places in the city. The state will launch another 2,000 spots in the next two months.And for this, they will be in collaboration with Airtel, Act Fibrenet, BSNL and other partners under Hy-Fi project.
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) is the technical adviser to the Telangana government on the project.
According to india.com, Economic Times quoted Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, IT department, Telangana as saying, “We will be adding another 2,000 wi-fi hotspots across the city in the next two months with investments from the private players. The government is also allowing the use of its own properties wherever required apart from developing a conducive policy.
“We will stabilise it first in Hyderabad and based on how it is working, we will extend it to three other districts.
“Misuse is also happening…there is a need to ensure that such things don’t happen.” Ranjan also said that the project will be also be extended to Telangana’s Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam districts.
Under ‘Digital Telangana’ that was launched in June 2015 around 100 wi-fi hot spots had offered free service for 30 minutes at places across Hyderabad including malls, tourist spots, public offices, police stations, government schools and colleges, and others.
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