VISAKHAPATNAM : In an attempt to establish Visakhapatnam as the first digital tourist city of Andhra Pradesh, BSNL, in association with QuadGen Wireless Solutions Private Limited, launched 5G WiFi services at RK Beach, VUDA Park and Kailasagiri in the city Monday. Tourists and citizens can avail free WiFi for the first 30 minutes at all these three places.
BSNL is providing 1.2 gbps connectivity through optic fibre network at RK Beach, VUDA Park and Kailasagiri where tourists and citizens of Visakhapatnam can access Internet at speeds from 2 mbps to 20 mbps at hotspots in these areas. “Access of Internet for the first 30 minutes is free for all and this facility is available for three times every month. People who want to access these WiFi services for more than 30 minutes can purchase either digitally enabled vouchers or voucher printouts from nearby kiosks for different denominations with different time and volume of data download,” said CS Rao, QuadGen founder and chairman. The vouchers are available starting from `30 for 30 minutes.
Speaking to reporters here Monday, BSNL Visakhapatnam senior general manager RMM Krishna said that efforts are being made to offer Wifi services at different places including RTC bus stand, railway station, Andhra University campus, other public places and commercial establishments. “At present, the services can be availed through prepaid voucher and we are planning to launch postpaid services as well,” he added. Equipment worth `1 lakh is installed at each WiFi hotspot and seven such WiFi hotspots are installed along the RK Beach alone.
QuadGen is a pioneer in wireless and WiFi network deployments which has partnered with BSNL to launch 5G Wifi services in 10 states across the country including tourist spots like Taj Mahal, Varanasi Ghats, Saranath temple, Konark temple, Hampi, Charminar, Hussain Sagar lake and Cubbon Park of Bangalore among others. In Andhra Pradesh, the services are being extended to all district headquarters and they have been commenced in West Godavari and Nellore districts.