Initiative Name: Railway Station Wi-Fi project
Organization: RailTel Corporation of India Ltd
Wi-Fi FOR YOUR WAIT TIME
RailTel is an integral part of Digital India Mission, which envisages the creation of a digital society for inclusive growth. Access to high speed affordable Internet is a basic necessity today yet the availability of the same is left unmet.
In this situation, creating a public Wi-Fi network for providing fast and reliable broadband service was the need of the hour. RailTel started implementing the world’s largest public Wi-Fi project of providing fast Wi-Fi service across 700 railway stations of the country in January 2016, in partnership with Google. With its state-of-the-art high-capacity telecom network across the length and breadth of the country, RailTel took up this project in partnership with Google to establish a public Wi-Fi network covering 700 railway stations across India. The service is branded under RailWire, RailTel’s brand for broadband service to masses. RailTel has continually endeavoured towards enhancing digital literacy and furthering digital inclusion. This project is also another leap forward by RailTel. It is a significant milestone in achieving the dream of connecting millions of unconnected Indians to the world of Internet.