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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Exclusive: BSNL to make Kozhikode Corporation - WiFi enabled, Free Public WiFi Service at 10 Select Locations in the City

BSNL has decided to make Kozhikode Corporation fully connected under Free Public WiFi Services. The PSU will be launching it's Wireless Broadband Service in as  many as Ten select locations in the city. BSNL already started testing of Free Public WiFi Services in Kochi.

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The corporation officials discussed the details regarding Public WiFi Services with BSNL officials on 28th April 2015 and decided to introduce the facility ten select locations in the city. The locations include - Kozhikode beach, Mananchira, Medical College, Civil station, West Hill Government Engineering College, Mavoor road, Mofussil bus stand and other busy locations in the city.

Kozhikode Corporation has decided to introduce WiFi connectivity as part of the launch of its mobile governance (M governance) initiative included it in the budget for the financial year 2015-2016 so that the people can get speedy access to internet.

The Corporation selected BSNL as the service provider to avoid the issues of security concern. Corporation proposed around fifteen locations in the city to carry out feasibility study to introduce the system.

During the tenure of the previous corporation council, there was a proposal to provide WiFi access to public through the fifteen selected bus stops in its limit and the scheme was abandoned midway after it failed to get approval from the police citing the reason of safety concerns.

Deputy mayor of Kozhikode Corporation Shri. P T Abdul Latheef said that during the meeting, BSNL officials have mentioned around fifteen locations and that the locations will be finalized after conducting the feasibility study.

"The corporation has decided to entrust BSNL as service provider to avoid the issue of security lapse which forced us to abandon the envisaged scheme during the tenure of the previous council. The remaining process will be initiated once the forthcoming council meeting approves the proposal after discussion,'' he added.

Different Categories of BSNL Free WiFi hotspot Services

  • Small Hotspot: Cafe, Lounge, Food court etc, - 2 Mbps (dedicated)
  • Mid Size Hotspot: Malls, IT Parks, Resorts, Hospitals etc – 4 Mbps (dedicated)
  • Large Hotspot: Campus, Very large mall, uncovered broadband semi urban/rural areas – 10 Mbps (dedicated)

Any one having a valid mobile connection (of any network) can log in using a login id and password and payment could be made either through net banking or using prepaid vouchers, to be made available to BSNL franchisees in the city.

Recently BSNL revised Public WiFi Tariff and now customers can enjoy 30 minutes of Free WiFi usage. See latest BSNL WiFi Tariff below:



Dear readers, please share your views and opinions about this latest news via comments with us. Whether the proposed Public WiFi Service  will help BSNL to improve it's financial performance?

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  1. Cheating in disguise ! First you announce FREE night calls and then after two days say there is a "string" attached and then increase the monthly rental. Why the hell you didn't say this first. Bad idea

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  2. Cheating in disguise ! First you announce FREE night calls and then after two days say there is a "string" attached and then increase the monthly rental. Why the hell you didn't say this first. Bad idea

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    1. Dear PD Nair...BSNL announced Free Unlimited Calling Offer during Night and revised monthly rental at the same time..please carefully read this news @ http://www.keralatelecom.info/2015/04/bsnl-unlimited-free-night-calling-landline-plans-1-may-2015.html

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