The search giant Google deployed the RailTel Wi-Fi project, across various cities that let millions of people connect, especially the passengers who want to avoid data roaming. Now, Google has announced its partnership with Larsen & Toubro, to set up 150 Google Station hotspots to Pune, as part smart city project by Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited.
As per Google, RailTel Wi-Fi has successfully served 7.7 million users across the nation at over 270 railway stations and this is the first time Google is going to deploy Google Station which will serve around 3 million Punekars, who can now get online within seconds, to message friends, pay bills, shop online, watch music videos and much more.
Commenting on this groundbreaking announcement, Vinay Goel, Product Management Director, Google Station said, “Today marks a big step for us as we expand Google Station hotspots from railways to cities. Our aim with Google Station is to bring fast Wi-Fi to more users in more places within India. We built Google Station to be both the highest-quality and easiest Wi-Fi service for users and the easiest for partners to deploy — and we think this makes Station a great connectivity partner for the growing number of Indian smart cities. We’re looking forward to helping people in Pune get fast, simple and secure access to everything the internet has to offer.”
With this, Google wants to ensure reliable Internet connectivity across multiple central locations within Pune where people can now use their smartphones get the best of Pune’s smart city service, which includes improved tracking of public buses, opportunities for digital learning, and participation in digital governance. Google hotspots will be available for free at public places like gardens, hospitals, and police stations.