Cisco which is a US networking giant company has now revealed that it is collaborating with the Google for its ‘gStation’ offering that offers access to free and high-speed Wi-Fi at some of the public locations across the country.
With the help of this new partnership, Cisco is providing the network infrastructure and a pilot has been rolled out in the Bangalore. Around 24 locations in the entire city are already live and another 100 locations will be going to be live in the coming four months. These locations include public places like the hospitals, bus stops, and government offices among the others. After that, it will be extended to more than 300 more locations in the entire Bangalore, and more cities in the country as well.
“This is a global partnership and India is the first country, where we are rolling this out,” Cisco President (India and SAARC) Sameer Garde said at the Cisco India Summit 2019.
The development comes in a report within a week after the Cisco has signed a meeting with the Kerala State IT Mission to bring the advantages of digital technology which includes the data science and Internet of Things to farming communities in Kerala as a part of its country digitalization acceleration program.
The project is going to be rolled out in collaboration with the D-VoiS, which is an internet service provider in Bangalore. The next locations which are being looked at include the outskirts of Delhi and some of the cities in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.