Samsung launches free WiFi hotspot in India
Samsung has launched a free WiFi Hotspot that can be used by both local and international customers in India, offering a wide range of connectivity options.
The free WiFi WiFi hotspots offer local users free access to mobile hotspots and Wi-Fi hotspot services.
The company said it is the first hotspot provider in India to offer both local users and international users the opportunity to use the free WiFi.
“The free WiFi Wi-fi hotspot provides a simple, seamless way to connect to a network from anywhere in the world,” said Ramesh P. Sharma, chief executive officer, Samsung.
“We are delighted that the Indian government is offering an option for both local residents and international residents to connect and make their home lives easier.”
The free Wi-FI hotspot was launched in the capital New Delhi and other Indian cities, along with Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
The service is available on Samsung’s popular Galaxy S III mobile phone platform.
In addition, users of the Galaxy S II smartphone can also use the WiFi hotsphere.
“This is an important step forward in bringing connectivity to people who are not connected to the Internet,” said Arvind Kumar, president of the Internet Society of India.
“There is a lack of connectivity and connectivity is an issue for millions of people in India.”
In India, mobile connectivity has become a key priority for many, especially in urban areas.
The availability of free WiFi and free access for local users is an opportunity for India to make connectivity available to the masses, said Rajiv Kumar, senior director, technology for the World Bank.
“Access to the internet is essential to make life better for millions, and providing free WiFi is a big step forward,” he added.
According to a report by Mint, the number of Indians accessing free WiFi has nearly doubled in the past two years.
This number has risen by around 30% in the last year.
The number of internet users accessing free WiFi has also increased by about 30% since 2010.
The internet access rate in India is still below 60% as compared to the US and Europe.
The government is also working to improve the quality of internet access in India.