Government today begins its free Wi-Fi internet service with New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani train. Soon 50 other trains will get the service.
One of the main highlights of this year’s Railway Budget was the free Wi-Fi internet service in the select trains for passangers. Almost a month after the announcement, the Indian government will today inaugurate the service on New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani train. About 50 other trains are likely to get the free Wi-Fi service later this year.
Passengers will be given 4Mbps download bandwidth and 512 Kbps upload bandwidth. The speed may be slow as bandwidth will be shared by all the passengers on the train. According to Nirav Dave, Managing Director, Techno Sat Comm (India) Ltd, the company facilitating the technology, the network can prioritise traffic in case of high demand for bandwidth.
“Critical communication applications like email or online transactions will be given top priority. Video downloads and…
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