Google has already placed WiFi across 400 railway stations in India in partnership with RailTel. Now, the tech-giant is planning to expand their services to public places such as malls, cafés and universities and is in talks with telecom operators and internet service providers(ISPs).
K Suri, director, partnership, India (Next Billion Users) at Google India said “Telcos are something we are definitely talking to for things like Wi-Fi coverage and data offload to decongest networks. Those are the reasons why telcos want to be in this space… Wi-Fi is in the nascent stages here.”
Google is also focusing to monetise the RailWiFi initiative to gather sustainability,
which is used by over eight million users daily. Thanks to the fast broadband on public Wi-Fi, it will probably connect around 40 million new users to the internet by 2019.