Russia's Sistema JFSC that operates under the MTS brand in India has joined with Indian Railways to provide free WiFi services in three railway stations in India by the first quarter of 2015.
"We have got approval for putting up Wi-Fi hotspots at Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi railway stations and are working on proof of concept," Sistema Shyam Teleservices Chief Executive Dmitry Shukov said.
The Varanasi railway station is under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliament constituency. This year in May,the company has entered into a partnership with Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) to provide free WiFi services. WiFi access on four stations including Sikanderpur, IndusInd Bank Cyber City, Phase 2 and Micromax Moulsari Avenue. This would offer internet access to 30,000 daily commuters of Rapid Metro with 9.8 Mbps on MTS’ 3GPLUS network.
In addition, MTS had set up 5 kiosks on 4 Rapid Metro stations, 2 at Sikanderpur and 1 each at IndusInd Bank Cyber City, Phase 2 and Micromax Moulsari Avenue.