The Internet has changed the face of the modern world and now it has become a part of our everyday lives. Having an internet connection is no more luxury things. Internet availability is the same for the urban as well as rural users. All the ways in which the Internet has trickled down into our daily lives is unimaginable. With the current revolution in India, thanks to the development of 4G networks. The entire nation is collectively embracing the rapid 4G speeds changing their lives once and for all. The development in 4G technology has helped Mumbai to became India's first WiFi city.
Mumbai – The WiFi city
As the country moves towards a digital age, the Maharashtra government has taken an initiative and converted Mumbai into a WiFi city. In an attempt to make the Internet free and accessible to all, the government set up a huge number of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city. The hotspots that are set up throughout the city include places of importance like tourist spots, railway stations, educational institutions, and other important places. Maharashtra government has planned to set more hotspots in the near future.
In order to prevent unfair usage of the Wi-Fi networks, appropriate steps have been taken by the officials to ensure that the usage is secure. It is linked to the user’s phone number and they may log in with a One-Time Password (OTP). This will help monitor and control undesirable usage. In addition to that, strong firewall systems have been implemented at the data centers for maximum security.
Not only government but private companies have also contributed well in expanding the internet in the city. Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) telecom arm, is giving its users an opportunity to connect to an expanding JioNet network of Wi-Fi hotspots. JioNet is the hotspot app available on both Android and iOS. All you need to connect to Jio’s public Wi-Fi is a Jio account. The JioNet app also shows you a map of all the places where Jio hotspot may be located. The connection is just as fast and reliable as the Jio 4G network.
With a simple mobile recharge, you can connect to any JioNet Wi-Fi and you don’t even need your Jio SIM as long as you have your account details. This will allow users to connect to the internet automatically. This service by Jio is being offered not just in Mumbai, but in other major cities as well.
The Indian government is taking this opportunity to connect entire cities by developing public Wi-Fi access. With setting up the first WiFi city, India is taking giant leaps into the digital age. This will help in the overall growth and development of the country.