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BSNL users can access WiFi hotspots in 100 countries managed by Tata Comm

BSNL subscribers travelling abroad can now connect to the 44 million WiFi hotspots, managed by Tata Communications in more than 100 countries including on international flights and railways through a solution called WiFi+.

WiFi+ aggregates WiFi hotspots deployed by different telcos abroad onto a single authentication platform, where the end subscriber can connect to any of the hotspots by registering with user ID and password just once. Customers will be able to locate and connect to the nearest available WiFi service, irrespective of the provider.

It is unclear whether BSNL will charge customers or whether the the usage will be billed by the telco which a user connects to in a particular country. MediaNama has written to Tata understand how the user will be billed, we will update the story once we hear from them.

In India, BSNL has been installing its own WiFi in various locations, including tourist destinations and more hotspots in 40,000 locations around the country to make up for the lack of its own 4G services. It recently deployed 3000 WiFi hotspots in Assam, and in October last year had signed a deal with the Union Tourism Ministry to equip 100 tourist destinations across the country with high speed public hotspots. In the same month, telco said that it would install WiFi at 10,000 government owned schools in Kerala.

 Tata Comm’s IoT solution in Delhi and Mumbai

Following a trial phase launch of its Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi meant for connecting IoT devices, Tata Communications launched an “applications center” in Mumbai in December. The center allows enterprise customers and IoT solution providers to deploy and test their applications over the low powered wide area network deployed by Tata and deliver it to users who run these applications on their IoT devices.

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