In a bid to accelerate the Digital Telangana plans, the Government of Telangana on Wednesday unveiled around 3000+ public Wi-Fi hotspots in the city of Hyderabad, as part of the Hy-Fi project that is in collaboration with ACT Fibernet.
This launch took place in the presence of Mr Jayesh Rajan, the Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana government, Shri. K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and IT & Commerce, Govt. of Telangana and Mr Bala Malladi, Chief Executive Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd amongst other officials.
Each of these Wi-Fi hotspots depends on ACT's SmartFiber Technology that allows for a fast and safe internet experience. This technology also provides the users with smooth, seamless connectivity for content consumption and calling, file-transfers ACT’s Gigabit-enabled network at scale.
ACT to Aid Hy-Fi Project in Telangana
For those of you unaware, with the implementation of the SmartFiber™ technology, a study by InMobi back in April 2021 had concluded that ACT was the fastest service provider in Hyderabad and the ideal broadband for streaming.
In terms of usage, users will have to login via the ACT Free Hy-Fi” portal using their phone number and can make use of free internet for 45 mins at 25 Mbps speed and 1 GB data limit without any cost and can also top up further as and when needed.
When it comes to the existing customers of ACT, when they log in with their ACT ID, they can get their current home broadband speeds. The hotspots have been placed across the city in areas such as hospitals, public parks, malls metro stations, public libraries, metro stations, educations institutions etc.
The paid options applicable to non-existent ACT customers are divided into 1hr and 3hr plans, with 2GB and 4GB of data respectively, priced at Rs 25 and Rs 50+taxes.
Shri K.T Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and IT & Commerce, Govt. of Telangana, in relation to this stated that Hyderabad has been rated as one of the best cities in the world via several studies.
The 3000 active hotspots will now make Hyderabad a truly global smart city. The government is happy that a great number of people will now be able to enjoy free internet and make good use of it. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and we thank them for their support to expand the Hy-Fi project.
The CEO of Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) said that ACT Fibernet has always believed in leveraging internet connectivity as a force of good – to enable social transformations.
The free public Wi-fi will help bridge the digital divide, be it for students, health workers or even the general public. It is an honour for the company to be a part of this prestigious project by the government of Telangana and do its bit for the citizens of Hyderabad