Next week, BSNL to launch India's first Wi-Fi module for cars on commercial basis: GM
Indian Railways had recently introduced Wi-Fi network in New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express as a pilot project, so that the passengers could enjoy Internet connectivity while traveling, and that too free of cost. Now the state-run telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has for the first time in the country unveiled Wi-Fi technology module for cars, which will enable people to use the Internet on the go.
Developed by the BSNL's Indore division, the Wi-Fi technology module costs around Rs 5000 to Rs 6000. BSNL's Indore unit General Manager, GC Pandey said that by next week the Wi-Fi module will be launched on commercial basis for the use by the general people.
“Firstly, we are going to launch it locally (in Indore). After seeing its performance and the customers' response, we will try to persuade the corporate office (in Delhi) for its nationwide launch,” Pandey told this citizen journalist.
“We want this Wi-Fi module to become the talk of the town, talk of the state and talk of the nation after it comes into the market,” added Mr. Pandey.
To test its effectiveness, it has been installed in Mr. Pandey’s official car on an experimentation basis. “Yes, the module has been installed in my car. I am using it for quite some time now. The response is encouraging. However, few improvements are required and they are going on actually,” said Mr. Pandey.
This is probably the first model in the country where the car has an antenna which receives Wi-Fi signals with a 3.5 mbps speed, from an exchange based on CDMA technology. The BSNL expects a large number of customers to adopt this service once it is available on the commercial basis after passing through the quality test.