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Vodafone India Piloting WiFi Hotspots In Metros

Vodafone India is piloting WiFi hotspots in several metros including Mumbai for its subscribers, reports The Economic Times. This initiative is part of the company's Project Spring initiative to improve its data coverage and capacity in emerging markets like India along with Europe, for which the telco is apparently spending around Rs 7,000 crore in India. While the details on this service is still sparse at the moment, the focus here seems to be on crowded areas where data quality generally takes a hit. Through this, Vodafone is probably looking to offload users to WiFi networks, thereby reducing the network congestion and address the growing data consumption on its network. What's also worth noting here is that Vodafone is looking at a one-time authentication process for its subscribers (for each hotspot) rather than re-authenticating them with a username and password every time the…

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