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Free WiFi in Delhi Metro soon

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Delhi Metro commuters will be able to surf the Internet seamlessly while travelling as free WiFi facilities are likely to be in place by the end of the year, according to published media report.

Techno Sat Comm announced on Wednesday that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded it a 10-year contract for providing free WiFi services to commuters.

Confirming the report, the DMRC said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in October. PING Network will partner with Techno Sat Comm as the main licensee for providing content and the latter will invest Rs.250 crore to set up the infrastructure.

According to the report, Metro passengers across the NCR will be able to experience high-speed broadband by logging onto the Internet via a dedicated mobile application. The app will also display the location, the approach and destination stations on a real-time basis and help navigate between different lines.

Jagdip Rana, Director, Techno Sat Comm said, “The project will potentially be India’s largest platform to serve content to passengers and work with advertisers. We are keen to reach the Delhi Metro’s 2.75 million passengers and revenue shall be earned through advertising.”  The company said WiFi service will ensure a minimum speed of 50 Mbps (three times 4G), while the maximum speed could potentially go up to 1.6 Gbps.