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Kalka-Chandigarh-New-Delhi Shatabdi: 1st train to get Wi-Fi – Chandigarh Metro

 

Kalka-Chandigarh-New-Delhi Shatabdi will be the first train of India to get Wi-Fi facility. This was revealed by Neeraj Bansal, Chief Public Relations Officer of Northern Railways. Train number 12006 and 12005 will be the first to get wi-fi.

The work to make the Chandigarh Delhi Shatabdi completely Wi-Fi has already stared and a company by the name Railtel Corporation is currently testing the services.

How Wi-Fi will work in Trains?

If you are thinking that the strength of wifi in trains will be poor then you are wrong. The wi-fi will work as broadband. The connection selected for Shatabdi trains will have 4 Mbps of download speed and 512 Kbps of upload speed. This download speed is very good and will provide uninterrupted service.

World class Equipment developed by ISRO (India Space and Research Organization) will be set up in power car of the train.

This equipment will catch the signals from an Indian satellite.

Wi-Fi routers will be provided outside of each train coach, which will get direct wi-fi signals from the power car of the train.

Indoor access points will be set up inside each train coach to distribute the wi-fi signals.

How Chandigarh-New-Delhi Shatabdi passengers can use Wi-Fi?

Registration will be required using the passenger’s mobile number.

PNR number will also be required for using wi-fi in Kalka-Chandgarh-New-Delhi Shatabdi train.

Once the PNR number gets validated, a login id and password will be sent to users through an SMS on the provided number.

This username and password will only remain valid for the journey duration.

According to the plan of Indian Railways, all major trains will be provided with free internet connectivity (wi-fi) on the go, so that passengers can be connected to high speed internet while travelling. Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi’s will be given a preference for this project. The other train which will soon get wi-fi includes Delhi- Ahmedabad-New-Delhi Rajdhani Express.

via Kalka-Chandigarh-New-Delhi Shatabdi: 1st train to get Wi-Fi – Chandigarh Metro.

Ambitious #digitalindia′s plans to connect 600 million rural citizens to bridge #DigitalDivide via DW.DE

India’s ambitious optical fiber broadband network to bridge digital divide in rural areas

Construction has begun on India’s multi-billion dollar high-speed broadband network. With plans to connect 600 million rural citizens, the optical fiber network will be the largest of its kind.

Idukki was once an inaccessible, large tribal district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. But that’s a thing of the past. Idukki was the first district in India to be connected to the National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) – ushering in a new era for Digital India.

Kerala was chosen as a starting point of the grand project because it was one of the quickest states to adopt the government’s e-literacy programs.

It started with the setting up of Akshaya or e-literacy centers in 2002.

Now every district in the state is an “e-district” and people are increasingly comfortable using computers.

“We get all types of government certificates from these centers, and we can also pay our utility bills, like electricity and water. But sometimes the Internet connection is poor, with long delays. So it will be good when it’s improved,” says Alice Kurian, an agricultural worker.

In a remote village in Idukki, an e-center employee explains digital transactions to indigenous tribes

“If we get a better connection, we will be able to provide our services at the maximum level and provide them quickly to our customers,” adds C. Y. Nishant, an entrepreneur who runs an e-stall in the district.

Unique project for a digital India

The project is seen as unique in the country’s history – in terms of the sheer volume of work, the geographical spread, the quantity of optical fiber cable that needs to be laid and the cost.

With a price tag of over 4.5 billion euros, the project will involve about 600,000 kilometers of optical fiber cable.

It is all part of the government’s Digital India Initiative.

The NOFN seeks to link the 250,000 village panchayats, or local government bodies, in the country, located in 6,600 blocks in 631 districts.

It uses Gigabit Passive Optical Network technology, enabling a single optical fiber to connect multiple village councils.

And the optical fiber network will provide speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.

Iris scanning at an e-center in Idukki district, Kerala

“There are a series of challenges. One has to lay infrastructure in a quarter million locations and these locations are in very different geographies,” says Aruna Sundararajan, who heads Bharat Broadband Network Limited, the company tasked with building the network. “Some of them are in remote villages in the north-east and some of them are in coastal villages.”

Sundararajan says India’s NOFN will play a vital role in bridging the country’s digital divide, as well as the divide between rural and urban communities.

A new economy

“This makes it possible for a remote farmer to get on an e-commerce platform and reach a much wider market. Similarly it makes it possible for children living in a village to get much better access to teachers and quality healthcare,” says Sundrarajan.

A recent report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and the Boston Consulting Group suggested fast paced growth in computer literacy and a greater use of data on mobile phones would help India’s Internet economy grow to $200 billion dollars, or 5 per cent of India’s GDP, by 2020.

The report also says that Internet users in India will jump from 190 million (as of June 2014) to over 550 million, while the number of users in rural areas will reach 210 million by 2018.

The government hopes to complete the network by March 2017.

via India′s ambitious optical fiber broadband network to bridge digital divide in rural areas | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 30.01.2015.

#Kolkata is set to become India's first fully Wi-Fi-enabled city! via TOI

KOLKATA: Kolkata is set to become India’s first fully Wi-Fi-enabled metro with a private operator launching the service from Park Street on February 5 and then rolling it out in a phased manner across 144 municipal wards. The whole city is expected to come under Wi-Fi coverage by Bengali New Year in mid-April.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee made the surprise announcement at the inauguration of the Kolkata book fair on Tuesday evening. “Delighted to announce that #Kolkata will become India’s first fully Wi-Fi enabled metro city in the next 2-3 months. Park St from Feb 5,” the CM tweeted after making the announcement.

In an obvious reference to the Centre’s ambitious Digital India programme, party spokesperson Derek O’Brien tweeted immediately, “Let others talk about Digital India. We just delivered Digital Kolkata.”

Trinamool sources said Mamata was keen to do something that would be viewed as a game-changer to not only alter the perception about Kolkata but also change the image of her government as one that is passive and embroiled in corruption to progressive. “With Wi-Fi service, the party will be able to bridge the divide and disconnect with urban youths, something that BJP was taking advantage of. Wi-Fi will be Trinamool’s ‘killer app’,” a Trinamool leader said.To begin with, users of smart phones, tablets, laptops and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices travelling through Park Street, Loudon Street, Royd Street, Sudder Street and adjoining localities will be to access the service. Mayor Sovan Chatterjee who was entrusted to ensure that the service delivery deadline is met, told TOI the Kolkata Municipal Corporation would monitor the progress of Wi-Fi rollout and give it due priority.

Sources in Trinamool Congress said Mamata was keen to do something that would be viewed as a game-changer to not only alter the perception about Kolkata but also change the image of her government as one that is passive and embroiled in corruption to progressive.

“With Wi-Fi service, the party will be able to bridge the divide and disconnect with urban youths, something that BJP was taking advantage of. Wi-Fi will be Trinamool’s ‘killer app’,” a Trinamool leader said.

With service provider Reliance JIO’s officials, including business development head (east) Tarun Jhunjhunwala unavailable for comment, it wasn’t clear how the company would provide the expensive service free. But sources in the industry said the Mukesh Ambani-owned company with deep pockets would offer WiFi free during the trial period when the service is being rolled out across the city. Later, the free time may be reduced to 30 minutes in a day or even less as price packages are introduced. Reliance JIO is believed to offer the service free-of-cost to ministers, bureaucrats and police.

“Reliance will not only get a first-mover advantage, there will be many who will get so used to the fast WiFi service by then that they will find it impossible to revert to 3G that will appear too slow,” an industry expert said, pointing out that the company had already received a huge carriage fee waiver from KMC for laying the optic fibre cables for its 4G network.

Rival cellular operators are skeptical about the feasibility and business viability in a city like Kolkata where less than 1 lakh persons have 4G handsets and the average disposable income is low. “The ecosystem for such high-end services is not ready in Kolkata. Carrying out such a gigantic investment may prove costly,” a telecom expert said.

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone have not hinted at any plans to make such Wi-Fi forays in Kolkata in the near future. Bharti Airtel did launch 4G Wi-Fi-enabled buses but it failed to catch the imagination of commuters.

via Kolkata to go fully Wi-Fi in two months’ time – The Times of India.

American Company to beam #freeWiFi from space – via IBNLive

Washington: A US company is planning to build an ‘Outernet – a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet – for free.

The idea is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of censorship, according to the New York based non-profit organisation, Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

MDIF proposes that hundreds of cube satellites be built and launched to create a constellation of sorts in the sky, allowing anyone with a phone or computer to access Internet data sent to the satellites by several hundred ground stations.

The organisation claims that 40 per cent of the people in the world today are still not able to connect to the Internet – and it’s not just because of restrictive governments such as North Korea – it’s also due to the high cost of bringing service to remote areas, ‘phys.org’ reported.

An Outernet would allow people from Siberia to parts of the western US to remote islands or villages in Africa to receive the same news as those in New York or Tokyo.

The Outernet would be one-way – data would flow from feeders to the satellites which would broadcast to all below. MDIF plans to add the ability to transmit from anywhere as well as soon as funds become available.

MDIF has acknowledged that building such a network would not be cheap. Such satellites typically run USD 100,000 to USD 300,000 to build and launch.

The timeline for the project calls for deploying the initial cubesats as early as next summer.

via US company to beam free wi-fi to entire world from space – IBNLive.

COVERAGE: वाफाळलेल्या कटिंगसोबत वाय-फाय, चहाच्या टपऱ्यांवर लवकरच फुकटात इंटरनेट! via ABP news

मुंबई : येत्या काही दिवसातच मुंबईसह देशभरात चहाच्या गाड्यांवर चहासोबतच फुकटात वाय-फायही मिळणार आहे. ‘मुफ्त इंटरनेट’ ही संस्था 2016 पर्यंत देशभरातील चहाच्या टपऱ्यांवर सर्वच सार्वजनिक ठिकाणी ही सुविधा सुरू करणार आहे.

साधारणत: 500 रुपयात 50 जण 30 दिवसांसाठी एकदा इंटरनेट अॅक्सेस करू शकतात. म्हणजेच इंटरनेट अॅक्सेससाठी प्रत्येकी 10 रुपये मोजावे लागतात. पण ‘मुफ्त इंटरनेट’ने हे पैशाचं जाळं भेदून, सार्वजनिक ठिकाणी फुकटात इंटनेट अॅक्सेस पुरवण्याचा चंग बांधला आहे. चहाच्या टपऱ्या, कॅफेज, शाळा, रुग्णालये, रेल्वे स्टेशन्स यासारख्या सर्व सार्वजनिक ठिकाणी इंटरनेट फुकटात वापरता येईल.

“ना नोंदणी शुल्क, ना डेटा फी, MUFT WiFi hotspots हे फुकटात नेहमी इंटरनेट सेवा देईल. या सेवेचा लाभ घेण्यासाठी फक्त मुफ्त वाय-फाय अकाऊंट (MUFT WiFi account) क्रिएट करायचं आहे. ते झाल्यानंतर तुम्ही कुठेही, कधीही फुकटात इंटरनेट वापरू शकाल” असं ‘मुफ्त इंटरनेट’चे सहसंस्थापक विपुल पटेल यांनी सांगितलं.

‘मुफ्त इंटरनेट’ सध्या ही सेवा प्रत्यक्षात आणण्यासाठी जोमाने कामाला लागली आहे. सध्या 85 % भारत ऑफलाईन आहे. अनेक लोक याबाबत अद्याप जागृत नाहीत. मात्र फ्री इंटरनेमुळे जनतेला त्यांचा हक्क मिळेल आणि ते जगासोबत येतील, असं पटेल यांचं म्हणणं आहे.

‘मुफ्त इंटरनेट’ हे सरकारी अॅथोरिटी, उद्योग तज्ज्ञ आणि सिलीकॉन वॅली गुंतवणूकदारांसोबत मिळून ही सुविधा प्रत्यक्षात उतरवण्यासाठी काम करत आहे.

काही कॅफे, रेस्टॉरंट मोफत वाय- फाय पुरवत असल्यामुळे, त्यांचा बिझनेस वाढला आहे. मात्र आता ‘मुफ्त इंटरनेट’च्या माध्यमातून चहाच्या टपऱ्यांवरही मोफत इंटरनेट पुरवलं, तर लोक तिकडेही धाव घेतील. त्यामुळे त्यांचाही बिझनेस वाढू शकेल, असं नेहा रांभिया या माजी आयआयटीयन्सने म्हटलं आहे.

http://abpmajha.abplive.in/incoming/2015/01/18/article478861.ece/Chaiwalas-to-offer-free-WiFi-in-Mumbai

The #digitalindia revolution has begun. Mumbai #Chaiwala starts offering #freeWiFi!

Free Wifi with Chai

“Now, I am like starbucks for chai! My customers can enjoy free wifi with chai! Thank you guys!”

This is Mr. Rajesh Shah, the first proud and happy adopter of Muft Internet technologies.

Today has been an epic day in internet access history…

We just launched our first Muft free WiFi hotspot. We are a bit more excited than Mr. Rajesh Shah. Theoretically, we have a technological model that can revolutionize internet access in developing countries.

All credits go to ALL our supporters so far. Specially, our lead engineer – Mr. Vipul Patel.

He says:

“It’s complicated to adopt ready made western solutions in India when it comes to wireless network technology and internet distribution. And to make that free and secure? That’s a complete different ball game.

The population density is very high to support simultaneous connections and the internet connection offered by ISPs is very slow. Over the next few months we will further test out this pilot project. We have received a lot help from scientists all over the world who have believed in this cause and we are confident that this will work!

There are over 22000 chaiwalas in Mumbai and if our pilot test results are as expected, we would be able to put up our hotspots everywhere in Mumbai! “

A big thank you to everyone. Sincerest gratitude from Muft Internet.

2500 cities in India to get #freeWiFi. However, it's not completely free! #digitalindia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative is likely to kick off with a big bang plan to roll out free Wi-Fi internet connections in 2,500 cities and towns across the country.

The roll-out will happen over the next three years through state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, said a report in The Times of India, adding the plan will entail an investment of Rs 7,000 crore.

The free internet service will be available from the next financial year itself, will be available to subscribers of all  mobile networks and will offer speeds that will match that offered by 4G technology, BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava has told the newspaper here.

However, there will be cap on how much free internet users can enjoy before needing to pay for further data usage.

For those who have MTNL and BSNL connection, net access in another city will come with a nominal roaming charge, the report says.

The cities that will get the facility include Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bhopal, Jaipur, Patna, Indore, Chandigarh and Ludhiana.

Digital India is a plan envisioned by Modi "to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy". The key to the programme is turning high-speed internet into a core utility.

According to the information available with the Digital India website, the government plans to extend coverage of the information infrastructure nationally by March 2017 at a cost of Rs 15,686 crore.

The benefits of the roll-out of free Wi-Fi in 2,500 cities are likely to be two-fold, and as the report says, it will help the loss-making state-run BSNL and MTNL to turn profitable and secondly, internet businesses will see an unprecedented boom.

Turning around BSNL is in line with the much-talked-about Modi strategy of improving the efficiency level of loss-making or sick PSUs.

Of the internet-based businesses, e-commerce is likely to be the biggest beneficiary of the move. The boost to the sun-rise sector, which has seen many entrepreneurs starting up businesses over the last few years, will also indirectly help the economy as it increases the consumption demand. A revival in consumption is key to economic revival, which is expected to take place in the next two years or so.

However, everything depends on how fast the fiscally strained government will be able to find financial resources to invest in such a huge project.

via Modi's big-bang Digital India plan: 2500 cities to get free 4G-level wifi – Firstpost.

Free Public WiFi access at Cafes – Government Guidelines/Regulations/Rules in India

The Government of India has guidelines for public WiFi access.

Muft Internet encourages cafes, bars, restaurants, hospitals etc. owners to provide WiFi the legal and safe way.

You can download Free Public WiFi access at Cafes – Government Guidelines/Regulations/Rules in India by clicking here

The user authentication system can also be considered as a ‘login validation system’ for those who want to access the wireless network for free Internet. A database of successfully logged in users is maintained through this system as per legal requirements.

Instead of handing out passwords on a piece of paper the Government recommended a WiFi User Authentication that generate SMS passwords delivered directly on the users phone number.

WiFi Authentication STEP 1: Capture MAC address and phone number.

 

Step 1: Enter user's mobile number
Step 1: Enter user’s mobile number

 

WiFi Authentication STEP 2: Generate Password and Deliver via SMS Gateway.

Step 2: Random Password Generation delivered via SMS on user's phone
Step 2: Random Password Generation delivered via SMS on user’s phone

WiFi Authentication STEP 3: Verify Password and allow access.

WiFi Authentication system in India (2)
Step 3: Validate user with rules of access (time, speed, downloads)

This is how it should work:

USER FLOW SYSTEM FLOW
User switches on his device WiFi and selects SSID. STARTS A NEW SESSION FOR THE USER, INITIATES USER LOGIN PROCESS
User’s device browser opens and loads login form. User enters mobile number INPUT USER ID
User ID is registered CHECK USER ID, REGISTER NEW USER IDS, GENERATE AND DISPATCH PASSWORD
User enters password that was received via SMS INPUT USER PASSWORD
User accepts terms of use USER AUTHORIZATION
User can now use Free Internet service SUCCESS PAGE

Remark: If you need more information on Muft Internet’s free-to-use WiFi User Authentication System that makes your wifi hotspot legally compliant; contact us on +91 22 699990235 or email jinesh at muftinternet.com

Rs. 10 (10 cents) per month per person Internet Plan to roll out in Mumbai! #digitalindia #ICT4D

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PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Mumbai to get free WiFi spots soon!

By Jinesh Parekh
January 15, 2015

MUMBAI, IN – An organization called MUFT Internet announced today that it has devised a technological system that will enable chai stalls in India with free WiFi access by 2016.

For a sum of INR 500 per month you could enable internet access for 50 people in India for 30 days. That’s an Internet bill of Rs.10 per person for an entire month. MUFT Internet plans to set up its free internet access points at chai stalls, cafes, schools, hospital clinics, train stops and all public areas.

“NO subscription fees. NO data fees. MUFT WiFi hotspots will ALWAYS be free. Just create a MUFT WiFi account and enjoy free internet everywhere! It should be that simple”

said Vipul Patel, co-founder of the Muft Internet project who plans to use a simplified network architecture and interaction design techniques to make it simple for users in India to access free internet.

Currently, 85% of India is still offline. 1 out of 1.3 billion Indians have never been online. The organization strongly believes that free internet should be considered as a human right and is working on ways to bridge the digital divide.

“Muft Internet has been working with government authorities, industry experts and Silicon Valley investors to make free internet access possible.”

– Mr Siddarth Bharwani, Director at Jetking Infotrain and member at Muft Internet.

The organization recently launched its first devices called the MUFT WiFi hotspots. These young scientists claim that with MUFT WiFi hotspots they will enable tea stalls to provide free internet access to its customers.

“Economic reforms begins with free internet access. Think of the impact on society with free information access!”

says Neha Rambhia (ex-IIT Bombay), a volunteer at Muft Internet.

Recent surveys shows cafes and restaurants that offer free WiFi enjoy more customers and footfalls than those who don’t. MUFT WiFi hotspots are helping small business owners improve their revenue and customer experience – by enabling their customers with free internet access.

MUFT WiFi hotspots will come in three monthly packages (hardware + software + service solutions) – Asha, Kiran and Pragati which will have a range of 25 m2, 50 m2 and 150 m2.

The pilot project begins with a small fast food joint called Mumbai Masala at Fort (Mumbai) and a hospital waiting room in Virar. The organization is reviewing applicants that can adopt these spots.

“I am excited about this idea. It’s refreshing and would love to see how my sales are improved after the free wifi service.” Said the very first owner of MUFT WiFi hotspot – Mr. Rajesh Shah (Owner, Mumbai Masala)

Key facts about MUFT WiFi hotspots

  • A free internet (WiFi) access point system that works with any ISP and can be used by EVERYONE for FREE INTERNET!

  • MUFT WiFi hotspots uses a series of new and #opensource technologies in the field of network architecture, internet distributions, wireless networks and interaction design.

  • MUFT WiFi hotspots will soon be present at train stations once the necessary permissions are obtained from the Railway ministry.

  • Unlike most wireless network, MUFT WiFi hotspots manages the security of the entire network to prevent cyber attacks.

  • The hardware is light weight, easy to install and is backed by powerful cloud technology that does not compromise on the security.

  • The technology was created by researchers from over 8 universities –  Tallinn University (Estonia), SciencePo University (France), Harvard Business School (USA), Singapore Management University are to name a few.

  • The ultimate goal of this technology is to have “free WiFi cities” in India.

About Muft Internet

What started as a Human Computer Interaction and Participatory Design research project with an aim to bring more people from developing countries online is now turning into a revolutionary information access movement that will transform India into a digital society.

The word ‘Muft’ / (मुफ़्त) means ‘Free’ in Hindi. We believe that free Internet access is a human right.

NOTE: We are not internet service providers, we are enablers. We work with the ISPs, government authorities and advertisers/investors to enable places with free internet access.

Contact

To learn more about this please visit https://muftinternet.com/muftwifi/ or come over at:

THREE SPIN CREATIVE SOLUTION PVT LTD.
4TH FLR FEDERATION HOUSE
ANADILAL PODAR MARG
MUMBAI 400002
MAHARASHTRA, INDIA.

Phone: +91 22 2208 2800 | Email: [email protected]

 

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BREAKING: Chaiwalas to offer free WiFi in Mumbai! #digitalindia #chai

Muft Internet - What is Muft Internet - Introduction to the Muft Internet Project

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Mumbai to get free WiFi spots soon!

By Jinesh Parekh
January 15, 2015

MUMBAI, IN – An organization called MUFT Internet announced today that it has devised a technological system that will enable chai stalls in India with free WiFi access by 2016.

For a sum of INR 500 per month you could enable internet access for 50 people in India for 30 days. That’s an Internet bill of Rs.10 per person for an entire month. MUFT Internet plans to set up its free internet access points at chai stalls, cafes, schools, hospital clinics, train stops and all public areas.

“NO subscription fees. NO data fees. MUFT WiFi hotspots will ALWAYS be free. Just create a MUFT WiFi account and enjoy free internet everywhere! It should be that simple”

said Vipul Patel, co-founder of the Muft Internet project who plans to use a simplified network architecture and interaction design techniques to make it simple for users in India to access free internet.

Currently, 85% of India is still offline. 1 out of 1.3 billion Indians have never been online. The organization strongly believes that free internet should be considered as a human right and is working on ways to bridge the digital divide.

“Muft Internet has been working with government authorities, industry experts and Silicon Valley investors to make free internet access possible.”

– Mr Siddarth Bharwani, Director at Jetking Infotrain and member at Muft Internet.

The organization recently launched its first devices called the MUFT WiFi hotspots. These young scientists claim that with MUFT WiFi hotspots they will enable tea stalls to provide free internet access to its customers.

“Economic reforms begins with free internet access. Think of the impact on society with free information access!”

says Neha Rambhia (ex-IIT Bombay), a volunteer at Muft Internet.

Recent surveys shows cafes and restaurants that offer free WiFi enjoy more customers and footfalls than those who don’t. MUFT WiFi hotspots are helping small business owners improve their revenue and customer experience – by enabling their customers with free internet access.

MUFT WiFi hotspots will come in three monthly packages (hardware + software + service solutions) – Asha, Kiran and Pragati which will have a range of 25 m2, 50 m2 and 150 m2.

The pilot project begins with a small fast food joint called Mumbai Masala at Fort (Mumbai) and a hospital waiting room in Virar. The organization is reviewing applicants that can adopt these spots.

“I am excited about this idea. It’s refreshing and would love to see how my sales are improved after the free wifi service.” Said the very first owner of MUFT WiFi hotspot – Mr. Rajesh Shah (Owner, Mumbai Masala)

Key facts about MUFT WiFi hotspots

  • A free internet (WiFi) access point system that works with any ISP and can be used by EVERYONE for FREE INTERNET!

  • MUFT WiFi hotspots uses a series of new and #opensource technologies in the field of network architecture, internet distributions, wireless networks and interaction design.

  • MUFT WiFi hotspots will soon be present at train stations once the necessary permissions are obtained from the Railway ministry.

  • Unlike most wireless network, MUFT WiFi hotspots manages the security of the entire network to prevent cyber attacks.

  • The hardware is light weight, easy to install and is backed by powerful cloud technology that does not compromise on the security.

  • The technology was created by researchers from over 8 universities –  Tallinn University (Estonia), SciencePo University (France), Harvard Business School (USA), Singapore Management University are to name a few.

  • The ultimate goal of this technology is to have “free WiFi cities” in India.

About Muft Internet

What started as a Human Computer Interaction and Participatory Design research project with an aim to bring more people from developing countries online is now turning into a revolutionary information access movement that will transform India into a digital society.

The word ‘Muft’ / (मुफ़्त) means ‘Free’ in Hindi. We believe that free Internet access is a human right.

NOTE: We are not internet service providers, we are enablers. We work with the ISPs, government authorities and advertisers/investors to enable places with free internet access.

Contact

To learn more about this please visit https://muftinternet.com/muftwifi/ or come over at:

THREE SPIN CREATIVE SOLUTION PVT LTD.
4TH FLR FEDERATION HOUSE
ANADILAL PODAR MARG
MUMBAI 400002
MAHARASHTRA, INDIA.

Phone: +91 22 2208 2800 | Email: [email protected]

 

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