Ooty becomes 100th rail station to get Railwire Wi-Fi from Google

Q.  Which railway station became the 100th to get Google Wi-FI?
- Published on 23 Dec 16

a. Ooty
b. Mysore
c. Kullu
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Ooty
 
Ooty becomes 100th rail station to get Railwire Wi-Fi from GoogleGoogle, in partnership with Indian railways RailTel on 22nd Dec 2016 launched Railwire Wi-Fi at Udhagamandalam (Ooty).

With this it succeed in fulfilling the commitment to bring high-speed Internet to 100 railway stations by the end of 2016.

With over 5 million monthly users, the Google-Railtel Wi-Fi is helping millions of Indians discover the benefits of Internet with 15,000 first time users connecting to the network every day.

Nearly 1 crore passengers who pass through these stations every day have an access to the free Internet.

The users need to select Railwire as a preferred Wi-Fi network and enter a four-digit OTP (one-time password) to access data services.

The initiative launched in January this year, Google said, will continue to deploy the Wi-Fi at next 300 stations over a period of a couple of years.

Google
  • CEO: Sundar Pichai (Since 2015)
  • Founded: September 4, 1998, Menlo Park, California, United States
  • Revenue: 74.54 billion USD
  • Subsidiaries: YouTube, Nik Software, AdMob, ITA Software
  • Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

  • RailTel

  • Native name: रेलटेल कॉर्पोरेशनऑफ़इंडियालिमिटेड
  • Type: Public sector undertaking (PSU)
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Founded: September 2000;
  • Headquarters: 143, Institutional Area, Sector-44, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
  • R.K. Bahuguna (Chairman & MD)
  • Services: RailTel Services, Carrier Service-Leased Line, NLD for Voice Carriage, Managed Co locations Enterprise Service (MPLS-VPN), Internet

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