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Delhi Government to hold consultation meet to discuss free Wifi implementation

The Delhi Government intends to provide (pdf) Wifi services across the capital for internet access. The government will hold a stakeholder consultation meet on the 24th, 25th and 26th March to discuss the same. The objective of the project is to provide Wifi internet services across the city, preferably free of charge for a short duration. The meeting this month will discuss best practices, identify challenges, exchange information and discuss and finalize the implementation. The targeted participants in this meeting includes industry associations, internet service providers, telecom service providers, VAS providers, telecommunication consultants, telecommunication infrastructure companies, OEMs for Wifi equipment, AAA system providers, system integrators and government bodies. Presentation and Information points: The government outlined that stakeholders will need to provide details on concept, business model, implementation plan, key risk, proposed zones and prioritisation, proposed technology, key players involved and quality of service. Stakeholders will also need to provide details on free Wifi model adopted, including the content type, data down limit, time duration etc. Issues pertaining to security, interference from other Wifi channels, sustainability of project in terms of cost, revenue and maintenance, lawful interception among others will also be discussed. All participating organizations have to confirm their participation by mailing at delhiwidewifi@gmail.com on or before the 20th of this month. Promise of free Wifi: The promise of free WiFi was an intriguing part of the Aam Aadmi Party manifesto, however it remains to be seen how it will be implemented. We had mentioned before that this was a…

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