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11 Mar, 2014

Vodafone to set up free Wi-Fi hotspots in Indian mega-cities – The Times of India

NEW DELHI: If you are one of Vodafone India’s internet savvy smartphone users living in a metro, there’s good news for you. India’s second largest telco will soon be supporting uninterrupted browsing sessions at possibly higher speeds, a few months down the line, even in congested areas.

The India arm of UK-based Vodafone Plc is testing out Wi-Fi hotspots in locations where internet usage is dense. The customers would be able to latch on to Wi-Fi airwaves in these areas without having to key in usernames and passwords. The pilots are being conducted in metro cities, including Mumbai, as part of the company’s plans to create superior data-enabling infrastructure under Project Spring.

“We’re trialing that in several metros including Mumbai. Wi-Fi off-load is a developing technology and more functionalities are coming out which will make it more seamless. We’re trying to make the authentication seamless,” said Vishant Vora, director, technology, Vodafone India.

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