After arriving at 100th railway station in India, Google’s WiFi is ready to hit one other 100 in 2017
Final September, Google CEO Sundar Pichai introduced a reasonably ambition plan to carry free WiFi to 400 railway stations throughout India, a purpose that may cowl 10 million passengers a day, by the corporate’s depend, making a small however significant affect on the estimated one billion-plus folks within the nation who aren’t linked to the web.
In January, the roll out began, bringing excessive pace wi-fi to Mumbai Central station. Final week, the corporate introduced that it had hit the 100 station milestone in below a 12 months, an honor that belongs to the Udhagamandalam (Ooty) station, placing the plan at 1 / 4 of its initially purpose.
In an interview this week, Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu introduced that the partnership would double the quantity of stations with WiFi in 2017, a remark that seems to have been misinterpreted by plenty of native retailers to imply that Google can be bringing WiFi to a further 200 stations subsequent 12 months, bringing the overall as much as 300 by 12 months’s finish.
Whereas Google has but to announce an official purpose for 2017, somebody on the firm has since confirmed with us the supply of the confusion. So, the extra 100 stations added to the record would carry the overall as much as 200 by 12 months’s finish. An admirable purpose nonetheless.
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