The Telangana State Government launched the ‘Hyderabad City Wi-Fi Project’ (Hy-Fi), with over 1000 hot-spots across the state capital, which will eventually cover 3000 hotspot locations within the city.which offers 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi to people with an assured bandwidth of 5-10 Mbps.The Principal secretary, information technology, Jayesh Ranjan told reporters that another 2,000 hotspots would be added in two months.He said businesspersons, shopkeepers, entrepreneurs, students, women, and tourists will benefit.
The Rs 300-crore project has service operators and infrastructure providers including Airtel, ACT Fibrenet, and BSNL as partners.Cellular Operators Association of India, the apex industry association of telecom services providers, mobile and Internet companies, is the technical adviser to the state government for this project.
Launching the project Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Mayor, Bonthu Ram Mohan said, “GHMC has always taken lead in implementing new technology. The Wi-Fi will not only be useful to the local citizens, but also a large number of tourists who visit Hyderabad.”
Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, said, “IT ministry has been working on this ambitious project for last two years. This is for the first time in the country that entire city will be covered with high-speed internet. It’s the biggest project with 3000 hotspots.”
The government plans to add more hotspots as per the requirements and aims to take the “Hy-Fi” projects to other cities in Telangana.