Google, L&T Team Up For 150 Hotspots In Pune
Google has teamed up with Larsen & Toubro to set up 150 ‘Google Station’ Wi-Fi hotspots in Pune as part of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited’s Smart City Project.
Google already has a partnership with RailTel, under the contract Wi-Fi services are offered at over 270 railway stations in the country.
As per the agreement, Google will monetize the city Wi-Fi networks and will deploy Google Station platform, which possesses Wi-Fi network management capability and lay emphasis on monetization to make Wi-Fi self-sustainable.
“Potentially, three million Punekars can now get online within seconds, to message friends, pay bills, shop online, watch music videos and do millions of other things at locations all around the city,” The US-based firm said in a statement.
Google’s hotspots will be available at public areas like garden, police stations, and hospitals which will enable the public to access free Wi-Fi said the company in a statement.
“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,” said, Google Station Product Management Director Vinay Goel.
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