Bangaloreans have a reason to rejoice now. The Silicon Valley of India, also known as the cosmopolitan city of the nation will get free wireless internet hotspots at various locations in dys to come.
Reportedly, the two major shopping destinations in Bangalore - M.G. Road and Brigade Road would soon get free Wi-Fi hotspots making the Karnataka capital the first city in India to receive such an opportunity.
The idea of offering free Wi-Fi is the brainchild of Mohandas Pai, the former director at Infosys. Mr. Pai was quoted stating that, "A smartphone revolution is happening in India, but connectivity is still an issue here. We wanted to provide seamless internet access to people."
The free Wi-Fi service will commence from April first week as a pilot project for six months and after which the scheme will be evaluated and the expansion plans will be announced. He added that, "Once the pilot finishes, we will talk to other private ISPs and figure out a revenue-sharing model."
Furthermore, the plans for Wi-Fi Hotspots date back to 2012 and the contract was given to D-Vois, a Bangalore based internet service provider. Also, an opposition from 3G and 4G service providers is expected to arise as the free Wi-Fi service will create an impact on their revenues.