Recently, RailTel launched the Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme primarily based entry of its quick & free public WiFi companies throughout 100 Indian Railways stations having 2,384 WiFi hotspots. According to an announcement issued by the PSU, these railway stations are unfold in 22 states and embody 71 Category A1, A railway stations in addition to 29 railway stations of different classes. To entry this WiFi community, android primarily based cell software ‘Wi-DOT’ can be utilized at current, which is accessible on Google Play Store. This cell software has been developed in coordination with C-DOT. This technique of accessing WiFi by ‘mobile application’ can be along with the present technique of accessing WiFi at these railway stations by the traditional method of choosing RailWire Service Set Identifier.
According to the PSU, PM-WANI primarily based entry will facilitate the benefit of use by one time KYC to keep away from OTP primarily based authentication, each time one tries to make use of WANI primarily based Public Wi-Fi service. The WiFi community of RailTel is now unfold throughout 6102 railway stations throughout the nation having 17,792 WiFi hotspots, and continues to be rising. Later, the PSU mentioned, PM-WANI primarily based entry of the general public Wi-Fi companies can be prolonged to all 6102 railway stations throughout the nation the place Wi-Fi facility is already out there in a phased method by the top of June 2022 (a complete of 1000 railway stations by 10 June, 3000 railway stations by 20 June in addition to all 6102 stations by 30 June 2022).
RailTel mentioned PM-WANI is an bold program of the Department of Telecom with the intention to facilitate ease of use and proliferate broadband utilization for the plenty CDOT has designed in addition to developed the framework of PM-WANI. The small shopkeepers can develop into Public Data Offices because the final mile entry service suppliers and take companies from PDO aggregators for web and backend companies, the PSU added.