MTNL to Launch Affordable Wi-Fi facilities at Public Places & Roaming Facility for Broadband Users in Mumbai

Mumbai’s largest Broadband service provider MTNL plans to launch most affordable Wi-Fi Hot-Spot at public places such as airports, railway stations, malls, hotels and the upcoming Metro and Mono Rail stations across Mumbai and ‘Roaming Facility’ for its wire-line Broadband users.

MTNL wifi and Broadband roaming

Speaking with TelecomTALK, MTNL Mumbai ’s Executive Director, Peeyush Agrawal said that the “company is ready to bring most affordable Wi-Fi plans  to access high speed Internet at WiFi Hot Spots across Mumbai which will be launched within next 2 to 9 months.” Mr Agrawal further added that “We will tie up with all popular Coffee houses, Restaurants, Hotels, Food courts in shopping Malls,Airports and railway stations. The MTNL’s Wi-Fi will be completely secured. We will follow all regulatory norms to ensure data protection.”

Roaming Facility on Wire-line – Broadband : 

Peeyush Agrawal, Executive Director, MTNL Mumbai,

Peeyush Agrawal, Executive Director, MTNL Mumbai,

Apart from WiFi hot-spot, MTNL also plans to introduce “Roaming Facility” over Broadband services, wherein customer can access their Home or Office Broadband account on their smart-phones or laptop at all MTNL WiFi Hot Spot across the city. With this new facility existing MTNL Broadband customers can access hi speed Internet with unlimited downloads while on move for as low as just Rs.50 a month. The pricing is still being worked out.

According to Agrawal, “MTNL also plans to increase its ADSL Broadband customer base by about 2 lakh in Mumbai circle, presently MTNL has 5.7 lakh broadband users in Mumbai. However, one of the major issues that its facing is cable theft, that eventually makes numerous landlines goes dead. However We have introduced a cable theft circuit system. The moment anyone cuts off or tries to steal a cable, the system activates the circuit and rings an alarm at our control room. We can nab the culprit in minutes, it will help to improve service.”

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February 20, 2014 6:44 pm 6:44 PM

Sirji Any update where we reached and when we are going to launch our awaited WIFI hotspots in Mumbai circle. I got to know from Peeyush sir that they are personally looking into it to complete the task before time frame and work was in full swing to cover almost spots but later i dont know what happened, still no news from MTNL media and you too. Sir please update us

February 1, 2014 11:13 am 11:13 AM

superb superb superb! but i cant use my 2.45 kg lappy sitting in railway stations. lol.
i dont have those handy smrtphones having wifi facility. haha

January 27, 2014 6:30 pm 6:30 PM

Sanjay sir, Plz give more details & info. about BSNL EVDO coverage, city coverage(all india) & future planning.