WiFi

400 Wi-Fi enabled train stations in India and counting

June 9, 2018

For almost two centuries, train stations have launched billions of life-changing journeys in India. But now, those journeys may not even require boarding a train. Since 2015, we have been working with our incredible partners Indian Railways and RailTel to bring public Wi-Fi to India’s train stations, empowering people to take new online journeys. Shrinath […]

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DoT plans 10,000 WiFi hotspots in a month

June 9, 2018

The ambitious ‘Public Open Wi-Fi’ project aims to proliferate the use of Wi-Fi by offering cheap internet connectivity to people in tier-2 and 3 towns in India. After the success of Public Open WiFi Pilot with over 600 access points, the Department of Telecom (DoT) will go live with 10,000 WiFi hotspots across the country in a […]

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Wireless Broadband Alliance outlines requirements for cross-network IoT device roaming

June 1, 2018

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has outlined requirements for cross-network IoT device roaming – while addressing the necessity to come up with a dynamic method for IoT devices to hunt for a computable network and automatically roam at scale without interruption. The whitepaper from the alliance focuses on the general needs to allow IoT devices […]

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“Gold rush” for Wi-Fi on board planes spurs innovation

April 14, 2018

HAMBURG: Satellite technology to provide Wi-Fi on board planes has matured to a point where more and more airlines are looking to use it, triggering a “gold rush” among suppliers. That brings opportunities for a vast array of companies, from satellite firms such as Viasat and Inmarsat , to connectivity providers such as Gogo , Global Eagle […]

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You may soon need just Rs 2 to access Wi-Fi at public places

April 6, 2018

NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator Trai on Thursday proposed the concept of Public Data Office Providers (PDOs), much like PCOs of yesteryears, to enhance Wi-Fi connectivity, and perhaps, look at cutting internet costs by up to 90%. Trai recommended an ambitious model of a public Wi-Fi grid that also aims to push broadband proliferation in the country. Ruing that India […]

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The new Raspberry Pi has 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2

March 14, 2018

There are quite a few different Raspberry Pi models in existence, but it’s not too hard to keep them straight: new ones are better. For instance, the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ might have a confusing name, but it’s a clear upgrade over 2016’s Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The new board has a slightly faster 1.4 GHz […]

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Vodafone, Nokia are bringing 4G connectivity to the Moon

March 4, 2018

It looks like Vodafone and Nokia are going to a place where no telecom operator has gone before, the Moon. Berlin-based company, PTScientists is working with Vodafone Germany, Audi and Nokia to achieve its goal of being the first privately-funded Moon landing.   Vodafone will leverage its expertise to setup the 4g network on the Moon, while Nokia Bell […]

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