India largest Operator, Bharti Airtel, last week announced that it has won the mandate for the launch of Wi-Fi service in Gurgaon from the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG). The Wi-Fi service will be offred free with a daily quota limit of 30 minutes per day per device. Users will be charged a nominal value to continue to use the Wi-Fi service, or they can opt to consume data from their data packs. Users will also be able to buy online vouchers with affordable deals to continue accessing the Wi-Fi service.
With this, Airtel will soon roll-out the Wi-Fi service in MG Road, Sadar Bazaar, Sector 29, Sirhaul Village and Leisure Valley Park, providing residents with mobile internet at a speed of 2Mbps.
Last month, the Bharthi and Vodafone India's WiFi joint venture firm, Firefly Networks, announced WiFi deployments in New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) areas of Delhi. The company that was formed last year is currently working on establishing a WiFi service model and an implementation plan in response to recent developments in the Indian WiFi market, including Reliance Jio's WiFi plans.