RailTel, Miniratna PSU, said free Wi-Fi services at 415 stations will continue even after the contract with Google expires in May 2020.
According to a statement issued by RailTel, it has entered into a contract with Google to provide Wi-Fi services for “415 A1, A and C” class stations only. In this partnership, Google provided wireless access network (RAN) and technology support and RailTel provided physical infrastructure and bandwidth Internet bandwidth. ”
“We have entered into a 5-year contract with Google to support us in setting up Wi-Fi at only 415 stations and the contract will expire in May 2020. However, RailTel will continue to provide uninterrupted Wi-Fi service, with the same speed and network quality, to the travelers at these 415 stations after May 2020, too, “added the statement.
PSU, which is under the Ministry of Railways, also thanked Google for the help in the past five years.
RailTel added that it provides free Wi-Fi in “5190+ B, C and D Class also”, regardless of the above 415, which brings the total number to an additional 5,600 stations across the country, with the help of “Number of Partners.”
Reassuring passengers that they will not face any difficulties after May 2020, RailTel added that it “will also continue to implement Wi-Fi connectivity at the terminals”.