Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Jan 9, 2017 announced the largest public Wi-Fi service in Mumbai with 500 Wi-Fi live hotspots across the city.
500 WiFi Hotspots go live across various locations in Mumbai.
MumbaiWifi is India’s largest Public WiFi service and one of the largest globally too.
1,200 Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in Mumbai by May 1, as committed. Connectivity and speed will be monitored.
Another 700 hotspots will be active by May 1 - which is celebrated as Maharashtra Day.
During the trial period between January 2-8, around 23,000 users signed up in Mumbai and downloaded more than 2TB (TetraByte) data.
The Wi-Fi - free with unlimited usage till January 31 - is now available at the offices of Mumbai Police Commissioner, Vidhan Bhavan, KalaNagar in Bandra, Bombay High Court among others.
Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation (MITC) has collaborated with US-based companies like Hewlett Packard and Fortinet for this service.
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd is the bandwidth provider and Larsen & Toubro is the systems integrator.
Public Wi-Fi era is also there in Mumbai hotspots at certain important railway stations for commuters.
Some private locations like malls, cinemas, restaurants, hotels offered limited free Wi-Fi access to their patrons.