MTS Approaches Delhi Metro For Providing Wi-Fi Service

NEW DELHI:  After enabling Rapid MetroRail trains with Wi-Fi Internet service, Sistema Shyam Teleservices, which operates under MTS brand, has approached Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for providing the facility to commuters.

"We have successfully demonstrated Wi-Fi service in Rapid Metro coaches. Now we are approaching other metro services for similar facility. We have approached authorities in DMRC, Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur metro services," SSTL Chief Executive Officer Dmitry Shukov said here.    

SSTL in partnership with Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd (RMGL) has started providing free Wi-Fi services on all trains running on the 5.1 km, six station, and corridor. The company is also providing free Wi-Fi access on 4 out of 6 metro stations of RMGL.

The service is available to all mobile subscribers.     

Customers seeking the Wi-Fi access are required to feed the mobile number on MTS home page. It opens when devices attempt to connect with its Wi-Fi network. A password is sent on customers mobile which has to be again authenticated to start accessing the service.   

"We have approached DMRC and for this service they don't have to pay even a single penny. We will invest in infrastructure and service will be provided on revenue sharing basis," Shukov said.   

SSTL is also looking to expand Wi-Fi services in educational institutes as well as government campuses which is in line with vision of new government, he added.

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Source: PTI