In 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 ?
WiFi 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…)
WiFi 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…)
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 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
Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans
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
Idea WiFi Six months Validity Pre- Paid Plans for Hyderabad Only
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
Idea WiFi Six months Validity Post- Paid Plans
Idea Wi-Fi Installation Charges – Rs 500 + taxes
Idea WiFi PostPaid Broadband Plans for Hyderabad Only
Idea WiFi Six months Validity Post- Paid Plans For Hyderabad Only