The leading broadband service provider ACT Fibernet will set up Wi-Fi zones in Chennai. The service provider has partnered with Greater Chennai Corporation, and this initiative is part of the Smart City project started by the State Government and executed by Greater Chennai Corporation to provide citizens access to free and seamless WiFi connectivity.
The telecom major Reliance Jio is planning to convert its 5 lakh JioFiber trial users to paid bundled plans. RJio, post its successful beta trials of FTTH services, has announced rollout of Home and Enterprise services during 42nd AGM of Reliance Industries Limited on August 12, 2019.
To enable States & UTs measure broadband growth, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has partnered with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). The joint venture will launch a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). The first estimate will be made in 2019 and subsequently every year until 2022.
In a first of its kind in the world, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is considering a new model, called Bharat Wi-Fi, which has been jointly proposed by all telecom companies, internet service providers, and virtual network operators who will work together to offer Wi-Fi through public hotspots via roaming agreements.
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