Google launches Google Station in India: A platform for Wi-Fi in Public places
The Mountain View Giant Google has launched ‘Google Station’ in India which is a platform for Wi-Fi in public places such as Malls, Cafes, Universities, etc. Earlier this year Google partnered with Indian Railways and RailTel to launch RailWire, a free WiFi service across railway stations in India, which is now present at 52 railway stations.
Google Station is a platform for partners to set up, maintain and monetize their Wi-Fi networks in their places with Google Fiber. Google Station will provide software and guidance on hardware to turn fiber connections into fast, reliable and safe Wi-Fi zones. Users will get a fast Wi-Fi experience with a simple and unified login, while making it much easier for venues to manage their networks.
The goal is to give people many hot spots within a few minutes walk from their home, university, or workplace, unified by a simple login process that works across all of them.
Caesar Sengupta, Vice-President, Next Billion Users at Google.
Talking about Google’s RailWire WiFi, it now offers WiFi access to 15,000 new users daily and serving 3.5 million monthly users. It aim to expand to 100 stations by the end of 2016 and will eventually be rolled out to cover 400 railway stations across India.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) September 27, 2016
Google said that it will be partnering with large venues and organizations, network operators, fiber providers, system integrators and infrastructure companies to set up Google Station.