BSE to deliver high-speed public Wi-Fi services along with Tata Docomo. The service, which was officially unveiled by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, brings to fore the growing importance of internet services for government as well as corporate businesses. Through the partnership, free Wi-Fi services will be made available around the area of PJ Tower to public free of charge for 4 hours in a day to start with.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, said, “Mumbai is the financial hub of India and the BSE represents one of the key business centers in the city. Our aim is to modernize such influential structures that represent the true spirit of a metro like Mumbai. This initiative is a stepping stone in our endeavor towards evolving infrastructure development across the state; given the significance of internet these days, this will definitely benefit everyone. We look forward to similar initiatives in the future.”
Commenting on this announcement, Shri Ramadorai, Chairman BSE said, “BSE strongly believes in India’s Financial Inclusion journey. This is one more step which BSE has taken to help common man on the streets of Mumbai to avail of the Free Wifi and use it to better his knowledge and give him window to endless opportunities the internet can offer.”
Shri Sunil Tandon, Head – Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices Limited commented upon the necessity of public Wi-Fi services in the country. “We are happy to partner with Bombay Stock Exchange to provide Public Wi-Fi here and we are certain that this will benefit the users with real time connectivity. For Tata Docomo, Public Wi-Fi access is an important step towards digitization and an earnest endeavor for the evolving high speed internet access infrastructure development in the country. Our expertise is in providing and managing Public Wi-Fi at large establishments in the country and we look forward to playing a key role in similar initiatives in future. With these, we aim to empower our customers with best-in-class connectivity solutions.”
Tata Docomo’s Wi-Fi credentials
Today’s partnership reflects Tata Docomo’s commitment and experience in the provision of Wi-Fi services in public spaces across India. We have been instrumental in setting up business and presence, across India’s top airports. We have also been instrumental in providing Wi-Fi to some of India’s most emblematic public spaces, including Connaught Place in Delhi.
Supported by the company’s wholly-owned national fiber backbone, Tata Docomo is India’s leading provider of Wi-Fi services, delivering complete Wi-Fi connectivity to a number of public spaces, commercial premises including country’s leading hotels, premium retail café chains and India’s top airports. Tata Docomo’s Wi-Fi provisioning has also assisted in connecting some of India’s most emblematic public spaces.
In addition to infrastructure, Tata Docomo delivers support services, security and a range of revenue models and value-added services to support these Wi-Fi zones. The company plans to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in major cities across the country over the next two years in anticipation of the exponential growth of internet usage on the back of year-on-year doubling of smart devices in India.
ABOUT BSE Ltd:
BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.) – Established in 1875, BSE Ltd. (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.), is Asia’s first Stock Exchange & also now the fastest exchange in world with the speed of 6 microsonds. BSE is one of India’s leading exchange groups and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualised entity, with a broad shareholder-base which includes two leading global exchanges, Deutsche Bourse and Singapore Exchange as strategic partners. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing. BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small-and-medium enterprises (SME). BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments. Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on BSE platform and provides full innovation guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed on the BSE Platform. BSE Institute Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of BSE, runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), a subsidiary of is one of the two central depository services in India.
About Tata Teleservices Limited
Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) is one of India’s leading mobile telecommunications service providers delivering mobile connectivity, content and services to consumers across the country. The company has been at the forefront of redefining the telecom experience in India, launching technologically advanced innovative products and services, playing an enabling role in simplifying consumer lives and expanding digital inclusion. Having a pan-India presence across India’s 19 telecom circles, Tata Teleservices Limited, along with Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, operates in more than 450,000 towns and villages across the country. The company offers integrated telecom solutions to its customers under the unified brand name Tata Docomo and operates its wireless networks on GSM, CDMA and 3G technology platforms. Tata Docomo has been rated amongst the Top 100 Service Brands in the country*
TTL is one of the most preferred and relied upon data service provider through its integrated data services and is one of the fastest growing player, in the data market across small screen as well as large screen. Additionally, TTL commands a market leadership in the large screen data space with its Tata Photon family of 3G and Wi-Fi products. In non-voice services the company through its wide range of pioneering offerings such as e-Governance, Machine to Machine (M2M) and m-Remittance (m-Rupee) services has helped to improve citizen services, public safety and governance.
TTL is a growing market leader in the Enterprise space and provides end to end integrated Voice, Data and Managed solutions to Large and Small Medium Enterprises through its wider network footprint, better operational structure and enhanced customer service support to deliver incremental value. TTL has a robust and largest fibre optic backbone backhaul network running across 1,00,000 km and with a 25,000 km access network covering key cities which is a huge differentiator in providing seamless data services. With 2000 people TTL’s strong enterprise business is present in more than 60 cities across India, works with over 750 partners and 1600 channel teams.
For details, visit www.tatateleservices.comand www.tatadocomo.com