TRAI pushing for wireless hotspots with packs available through local shops


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Soon you can buy Wi-Fi data from street vendors - The Economic Times

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has developed a mass market 'public data office' (PDO) tech solution priced under Rs 50,000 to deliver low-cost Wi-Fi solutions.

Armed with a PDO device, a kirana shop or a thelawallah can sell Wi-Fi data vouchers at denominations as low as Rs 10.

The service will be provided over a licence-free ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) band. C-DoT, a government-owned telecom research and development centre, will unveil its PDO solution on Friday.


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Wi-Fi data vouchers to be made available from local street vendors soon

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT) has developed a service where the street vendors will be provided with a license-free ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) band says a media report. Adding up to the initiative, C-DoT's Executive Director, Vipin Tyagi says, "The Wi-Fi data voucher will kick start from Meerut, and later eventually spread across the country." Tyagi further also says that they are also working on providing Wi-Fi equipment to the respective Kirana stores, through which, internet users nearby the store will be able to get access to the Wi-Fi.
"Along with an organised billing system, the electronically powered device will offer a Wi-Fi access point with e-KYC (know your customer), OTP (one-time password) authentication and voucher packs," reports Business Standard. Not only that, the small retailers will also be able to use free-to-use frequency available in 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) and 5.8 GHz bandwidth. With this, the users will be able to easily access radio spectrum without any restriction or interference from any of the telecom operators or regulatory bodies.