BSNL to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in Hyderabad; plans start at ₹10 for 100 mb data usage


BSNL will roll out six Wi-Fi hotspots in Hyderabad, as part of its plan to setup more than 75000 Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide. Earlier this month, the state-run BSNL announced the allotment of Rs.4300 crores to complete installation of 75,000 Wi-Fi hotspots this fiscal year. As part of the same plan, BSNL has chosen to roll out its Wi-Fi services at six locations in Hyderabad, offering internet speeds of 4G plus to mobile users of various network operators from Monday onwards, according to a report in The Hindu.

Users can avail 100mb data free of cost every day at Maitrivanam in Ameerpet, Kamineni Hospitals in LB Nagar and Koti, the District Treasury Office, BSNL office in Abids, and another location in Gachibowli. While existing prepaid and postpaid BSNL mobile subscribers can use the service and they will be charged on their number, walk-in customers will be able to use the service and subscribe to plans by logging on to the Wi-Fi portal to start using the service. BSNL has plans ranging from ?10 for 100 mb data usage for a day’s validity to ?599 for 10 gb data for 30 days validity. According to the report, physical vouchers to avail of the Wi-Fi services will also be made available at various outlets in the city. BSNL also plans to let existing broadband customers login with their username and password in the hotspot zone to get higher speeds.

The report further states that 925 access points across 121 hotspot zones will be installed in Telangana in the next two months, adding that Mobile Data Offloading facility will be activated in the coming weeks. This will allow BSNL user handsets to automatically connect to Wi-Fi when they are in the hotspot zone.

[Source: The Hindu]