Free Municipal / City Wi-Fi Network Hype in India

Free City Municpial Wi-FiIn coming months, we will likely see efforts being made to provide free WiFi hotspots by State/Central governments and R-Jio across key cities in India. For instance, 1) The newly elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi is looking to offer free WiFi in public places across Delhi, as per its Manifesto; 2) Telecom Minister recently inaugurated BSNL’s free WiFi in Varanasi.
What is Offered in the Free Wi-Fi Package in varanasi ?

  • Free Wi-Fi limited to 30 minutes per day ; multiple sessions allowed
  • Recharge options of (more…)

Is Wi-Fi Friend or Foe of Airtel / Vodafone / Idea ?

Wi-Fi Friend of TelcoWiFi can do the heavy lifting on mobile data traffic. The way your Android devices are configured by default says more about this – all your App updates have to happen through Wi-Fi network, thus can be used as a service differentiation tool.

WiFi usage is gaining a lot more traction – as unlimited 3G data packages become rare for consumers and WiFi is often considered ‘free’. Operators benefit from offloading traffic from macro networks. But not every telco can do this – fixed line connectivity is still critical, hence integrated telcos are relatively better positioned.

WiFi deployment has been widely considered as a cost avoidance / saving strategy, with little evidence of stand-alone revenue contribution so far. Gartner estimates that WiFi (more…)

How Airtel, Idea Telecom Operators OffLoad Mobile Data to Wi-Fi & Cells

Mobile Data OffloadingWiFi offloading is being increasingly adopted with heavy mobile data demand in Urban Areas. Given that a substantial portion of mobile traffic occurs inside buildings, telcos are investing/patterning for offloading data to WiFi hotspots.

As mobile and fixed broadband becomes more complimentary, WiFi can do the heavy lifting on data traffic, which can stimulate fixed broadband usage and support total ARPU. This can also be used as a service differentiation tool. But not every telco can do (more…)

Idea Wi-Fi Plans for SmartPhones / Tablets

India’s Third Largest Wireless Operator has just a while ago Launched Wi-Fi Broadband Services in 5 Cities – Ahmadabad, Vizag, Pune, Cochin and Hyderabad. Idea has introduced a Wi-Fi Broadband Plan for SmartPhone and Tablet Devices as under

Plan Charges Rs 550
Bundled Data – 3 GB upto 2 Mbps Speed
Validity – 90 Days

Idea Wi-Fi Broadband Plans – Pre-Paid

Idea Cellular has just a while ago launched WiFi based broadband services in Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Cochin, Vizag and Pune.

Idea WiFi Data Speed- Upto 2 Mbps until you exhaust the Bundled Data. After that Speed Drops to 256 Kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

Idea WiFi Pre-Paid Broadband Plans – All Plans Valid for 90 Days for Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune and Vizag

  • Plan QCAP1499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 15 GB
  • Plan QCAP2499 Costs Rs 2499 and comes with Data Download of 40 GB
  • Plan QCAP3499 Costs Rs 3499 and comes with Data Download of 80 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans

  • Plan HCAP2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 30 GB
  • Plan HCAP4999 Costs Rs 4999 and comes with Data Download of 80 GB

Installation Charges – Rs 500 + Taxes as you will get a WiFi Router.

Idea WiFi Pre-Paid Broadband Plans – All Plans Valid for 90 Days for Hyderabad

  • Plan QCAP1499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 35 GB
  • Plan QCAP2499 Costs Rs 2499 and comes with Data Download of 75 GB
  • Plan QCAP3499 Costs Rs 1499 and comes with Data Download of 125 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans for Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HCAP2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 70 GB
  • Plan HCAP4999 Costs Rs 4999 and comes with Data Download of 150 GB

Idea Wi-Fi Broadband Plans – PostPaid

Idea WiFi customer you get the flexibility to choose from postpaid or prepaid broadband plans. Enjoy unlimited usage with postpaid plans or flexibility to use data as and when required with long validity prepaid plans.

Enjoy unlimited usage with every plan and Speed Upto 2 Mbps download speed for bundled data. After Bundled Usage, Speed will Drop to 256 Kbps for the rest of the Billing Cycle.

Idea WiFi PostPaid Broadband Plans for Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune and Vizag

  • Plan MUL599   Costs Rs 599 and comes with Data Download of  10 GB
  • Plan MUL799   Costs Rs 799 and comes with Data Download of  20 GB
  • Plan MUL999   Costs Rs 999 and comes with Data Download of  30 GB
  • Plan MUL1299   Costs Rs 1299 and comes with Data Download of  50 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Post- Paid Plans

  • Plan HUL3599   Costs Rs 3599 and comes with Data Download of  60 GB
  • Plan HUL4799   Costs Rs 4799 and comes with Data Download of  120 GB

Idea Wi-Fi Installation Charges – Rs 500 + taxes

Idea WiFi PostPaid Broadband Plans for Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HYDMUL499 Costs Rs 499 and comes with Data Download of 20 GB
  • Plan HYDMUL649 Costs Rs 649 and comes with Data Download of 30 GB
  • Plan HYDMUL799 Costs Rs 799 and comes with Data Download of 40 GB

Idea WiFi Six months Validity Post- Paid Plans For Hyderabad Only

  • Plan HYDHUL2999 Costs Rs 2999 and comes with Data Download of 120 GB
  • Plan HYDHUL3899 Costs Rs 3899 and comes with Data Download of 180 GB