It is 2.30 pm on a typically humid September Thursday at Mumbai Central railway station, and Gautam Maru is well into his second internet “session” of the day. Today, he’s indulging in an extra session after finishing his duties a little earlier.
Data, the new oil?
What happens when India’s data tap is opened
As tech and telecom companies vie to offer public Wi-Fi, a whole new world is discovering free internet. Free songs, app updates, video blogs, homework sessions…watching, mildly put, adult videos. Public networks are offering invisible services, but the impact is pretty visible
Google and Facebook understand the potential of getting millions of Indians online and hooked on their network.
India is on the cusp of a data revolution
For its Railwire project, Google follows what it calls a "township" Wi-Fi model
The use cases for Google's Railwire project are many and growing, with most of them initially coming around entertainment