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Government's move to free up 5 GHz spectrum boosts Wi-Fi hotspots in India
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Government's move to free up 5 GHz spectrum boosts Wi-Fi hotspots in India

BIF said that the move also increases the Wi-Fi capacity for indoor usage from 300 MHz to 605 MHz.

Users will soon be able to place voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks: Report
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Users will soon be able to place voice calls over public Wi-Fi networks: Report

According to reports, the calling services over the public Wi-Fi would be offered at no additional cost.

Bengaluru to get 400 public Wi-Fi hotspot centres across the city
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Bengaluru to get 400 public Wi-Fi hotspot centres across the city

The Bengaluru city civic body plans to set up about 400 Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) hotspots, said an official on 28 February.

Android 8.1 now shows the performance of a Wi-Fi network before connecting to it
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Android 8.1 now shows the performance of a Wi-Fi network before connecting to it

Google has announced that Android will now reveal the speed of a nearby Wi-Fi network, so that you can decide whether the speed is good enough for you before you connect to it.

WPA3 Wi-Fi security protocol announced at CES 2018; to help solve issues with WPA2
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WPA3 Wi-Fi security protocol announced at CES 2018; to help solve issues with WPA2

According to the Alliance, the new Wi-Fi security protocol adds improvements that will basically block people from guessing your passwords altogether. WPA3 will also secure your internet traffic and even the IoT gadgets connected to them.

Google testing paid internet service on its Google Station network; likely to turn railway stations into cyber cafes
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Google testing paid internet service on its Google Station network; likely to turn railway stations into cyber cafes

Google has partnered with RailTel to provide internet across various railway stations across the country.

Norton Risk report for 2017 claims that 96 percent Indians are at risk using Public Wi-Fi
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Norton Risk report for 2017 claims that 96 percent Indians are at risk using Public Wi-Fi

A whopping 96 percent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos.

Trai will adopt a PCO-style model for popularising low cost public Wi-Fi services
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Trai will adopt a PCO-style model for popularising low cost public Wi-Fi services

Telecom regulator Trai today recommended small entrepreneurs and shop owners be allowed to become Wi-Fi hotspot venues and team up with 'aggregators' to offer low-cost public Internet services in a PCO-type model.

Trai proposes Wi-Fi at a price of 2 paise per MB or Rs 20 per GB
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Trai proposes Wi-Fi at a price of 2 paise per MB or Rs 20 per GB

Trai plans to increase the Wi-Fi hotspot penetration across the country to give easy access to Wi-Fi and Internet in extension.

The world's first Google Station Wi-Fi hotspot will be set up in Pune
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The world's first Google Station Wi-Fi hotspot will be set up in Pune

It’s official, India will be the first country in the world where Google will deploy Google Station. It’s a fast Wi-Fi initiative that aims to bring high-speed internet access to public areas.

Trai to finalise its views on public Wi-Fi networks within a month
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Trai to finalise its views on public Wi-Fi networks within a month

Terming the availability and affordability of broadband as a "prerequisite" for growth of digital transactions, regulator Trai Monday said it will finalise in 20-25 days its views on 'public Wi-Fi networks'.

Trai extends deadline for consultation note on public Wi-Fi networks
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Trai extends deadline for consultation note on public Wi-Fi networks

TRAI announced the new deadline as 9 December in a press release, noting that further requests for extensions will not be entertained.

The Internet Freedom Foundation raises concerns over the public Wi-Fi model proposed by TRAI
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The Internet Freedom Foundation raises concerns over the public Wi-Fi model proposed by TRAI

The Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) has responded to the consultation note by TRAI on the roll out of Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.

Trai releases consultation note on nationwide interoperable public Wi-Fi model
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Trai releases consultation note on nationwide interoperable public Wi-Fi model

The consultation note seeks inputs from stakeholders on how to deploy an interoperable and scaleable nationwide public wi-fi network.

Free Wi-Fi access made available on Delhi metro Aiport Express line
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Free Wi-Fi access made available on Delhi metro Aiport Express line

The free Wi-Fi service will be provided to all commuters throughout the 22.7-km length of the Airport Express line which has six stations in all.

Google Station could be the next big step towards Digital India
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Google Station could be the next big step towards Digital India

This aims at extending public Wi-Fi to places such as malls, schools, restaurants, shops and more.

AAMCHANET offering free Wi-Fi to over one lakh devotees during Ganpati festival
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AAMCHANET offering free Wi-Fi to over one lakh devotees during Ganpati festival

Over one lakh devotees made use of the free WiFi service, AAMCHANET, provided at popular Ganesh pandals and immersion sites across Mumbai and which received a massive response from the devotees.

Mumbai is poised for fastest public Wi-Fi rollout by a State Government
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Mumbai is poised for fastest public Wi-Fi rollout by a State Government

The fibre laid for the CCTV network in Mumbai will be re-purposed for a rapid rollout of public Wi-Fi by the Maharashtra State Government.

Trai: How is India's telecom regulator faring in its commitment towards better quality of service?
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Trai: How is India's telecom regulator faring in its commitment towards better quality of service?

A round up of all the regulations and consultations by Trai, and their current statuses.

Trai's Public Wi-Fi consultation is an opportunity to leapfrog into the next generation of the internet
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Trai's Public Wi-Fi consultation is an opportunity to leapfrog into the next generation of the internet

Trai's Public Wi-Fi consultation is for boosting broadband availability and making data cheaper, but it is also the first step towards IoT and Smart Cities.