04 November 2018
Bhubaneswar: The City-Wide Wi-Fi Project, to make the Capital city accessible across its major happening places ahead of the Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup, will be launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday.
In the first phase of the project, christened as 'BhubaneswarMe', 100 Wi-Fi hot spots will go live across the city including stretches like KIIT Square to Governor House Square, Acharya Vihar to AG Square, Shishu Bhavan to Vani Vihar and NALCO Square to Acharya Vihar.
Denizens can access 250 MB of data free of cost daily along these stretches which are taken from the 80 km Priority Road Network of the City. However, one should be within reach of the access point to login to the network.
Beyond the free limit, they have to recharge with very low cost top-up plans for subsequent use. The payment modalities and plans are yet to be announced. The Internet speed would be 2 MBPS in the City Wi-Fi Network.
In course of time 500 Wi-Fi hot spots will go live across the city to complete the City Wide Wi-Fi Network. Users can have access to 50 MB of data for 30 minutes each day free of cost. Each hot spot would be able to handle as many as 150 users with wireless band of 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz based on their handset capabilities.
The system has been designed to comply with all the regulations and policies of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Department of Telecommunications (DOT)