Hyderabad now has 1,000 WiFi hotspots live across the city with speeds ranging between 5-10 Mbps: the first 30 minutes of usage will be provided for free, according to this PTI report. The hotspots are deployed under Telangana government’s “Hyderabad City WiFi” project, which the government says has been in pilot mode since June 2015. Telangana government plans to extend the project to 2,000 more locations (or hotspots) in the next three months, taking the total count to 3,000 hotspots. The project will also cover areas like Telangana's Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam districts. The roll-out will be extended based on initial responses received from users from the current launch. The project is estimated to cost Rs 300 crore, with investments coming in from the industry, the report added. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), telecom lobbying association comprising of top…
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