Tata Docomo Wi-Fi zone at Connaught Place gets DoT approval

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Tata Docomo have joined forces to offer Wi-Fi services in Delhi, with the hotspot network planned to be set up in the Connaught Place area which is now known as Rajiv Chowk and covers a wide area of 4 kilometers.

According to the Tata Docomo, Wi-Fi services will be available in the inner and outer circles of the location and usage will be free, but for the first 20 minutes only. Once the free time period has been consumed, users will be able to select one of many plans. They can either purchase them online or buy a top-up through a retail outlet. Where prices are concerned, 40 minutes of usage will cost just Rs 20, while 60 minutes and 100 minutes will set users back by Rs 30 and Rs 50, respectively.
The Wi-Fi hotspot services are being aimed at both visitors and business users. And the main goal here is to provide services at par with international standards. The carrier notes that it will provide high speed connectivity, but has made no mention of how much bandwidth will be delivered. According to a post on NDTV Gadgets, Tata Docomo is currently supplying similar services in various other locations such as the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium and Delhi Domestic and T3 International Airport amongst others.

In other news, Tata Docomo recently updated its network to deliver up to 9.8Mbps of download speed on its Photon Max Wi-Fi dongle. The faster connection is made possible through the Rev. B Phase II technology and it’s already available in select locations at no extra cost.