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Bangalore Gets First Ever Free Wi-Fi Zones In India

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 27 January 2014, 05:33 Hrs
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Bangalore: Silicon Valley of India has finally got its free Wi-Fi connectivity hotspots making Bangalore the first city in India to get free WiFi zones. The government has gifted 6 hotspots to the city titled, “Namma WiFi”. Your devices can catch the signals on MG Road, Brigade Road, CMH Road, and around the bus stations of Yeshwantpur, Koramangala and Shanthinagar.

Citizens can use the internet for three hours or up to 50MB of data downloads with 512kbps bandwidth. Users will be issued a one-time password (OTP) once they register on the network. You can find app on Google Play to assist you in accessing internet on these spots. However, there is no word for an app on other popular mobile platforms like Windows Phone 8, iOS among others.  Now! You need not have 2G or 3G connection to access web in these areas.

There will be 23 access points on MG Road where around 2400 users can log in at a time. The service is available in 28 other localities. The facility was initiated by the state IT department and the ICT (information and communications technologies) group, reports The New Indian Express.

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