The Supreme Court of India will now have 24 x 7 Wi-Fi network! FireFly Networks Limited, a joint venture between Vodafone and Bharti Airtel is behind this initiative. The service is in effect from 9.30am, 20th April 2015.
The Wi-Fi service can be used by subscribers of any mobile service provider. It is accessible to both SIM-based as well as without SIM devices, such as tablets and laptops. It works through a One-time password (OTP) option, which the subscribers will receive while accessing the service.
As a launch offer, every new mobile number will get free Wi-Fi of up to 100MB for few days. After the consumption of this complimentary pack, the users can purchase from three options provided – Rs. 20 for 30 minutes, Rs. 30 for 60 minutes and Rs. 50 for 120 minutes. Daily, weekly and monthly price options will be soon made available.
The new Digital India and Smart City plans of Government has encouraged FireFly Networks to explore deeper markets in India. It is trying to cover maximum areas in New Delhi Muncipal Corporation (NDMC) and also in other states. In Delhi, Khan Market and Municipal Corporation areas have a few deployments.
Few reports across the national dailies earlier reported that FireFly has made an investment of Rs. 220 crores for Indus Tower’s NDMC project, which intends to facilitate 3000 street light poles in NDMC area with 2G/3G/4G technologies within a period of three years.