Google Free WiFi Now Available at 400 Indian Railway Stations. The After launching its first free WiFi service from Mumbai Central station in January 2016, Google has announced the completion of the free service at 400 railway stations across India in collaboration with RailTel.
Google Free WiFi Now Available at 400 Indian Railway Stations:
The telecom arm of Indian Railways. Dibrugarh in Assam has become the 400th railway station to get the free WiFi service from Google, said the internet giant in a statement.
K Manohar Raja, Executive Director (Enterprise Business) at RailTel said the endeavor has been to bridge the experience divide by provid one of the fastest public WiFi-networks in the world.
The service, which offers thirty minutes of free access to the internet, saw users consuming about 350MB of data per session on an average.
While the majority of the users are in the 19-34 age group, efforts to help older and first time users with ground support staff have contributed millions to experience the internet for the first time, the statement said. PTI SR SR ANU ANU.
- There are about 8 million active WiFi users across 400 railway stations in India.
- Two-thirds of the free WiFi consumers are in the age bracket of 19-34.
- Almost half of the users log back in multiple times of the day.
- About 36 percent of these users are first time WiFi users.
- The average data consumed per user per session is 350 MB (The internet speed slows down after 30 minutes of usage).
- Railway stations in Tier 2 cities (Bhubaneswar) sees higher data consumption than those in tier 1 cities (Mumbai).