As the concept of public wi-fi catches on in India, the government has decided to set out clearly defined rules around its use.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) plans to issue a consultation paper which will lay out prospects of a special, dedicated “payment gateway” aimed at ease of access for such wi-fi use.
Telecom firms like Vodafone, Reliance Comm. and Reliance Jio have announced plans to launch public wi-fi across India, prompting TRAI’s move to regulate the market.
TRAI chairman R.S. Sharma said: “We will soon float the consultation which will try to find ways in which both the user of public wi-fi and providers are able to benefit.”
TRAI is also creating a blueprint to implement wider wi-fi access points and hopes its consultation paper will also incentivise tech entrepreneurs to come up with innovative distribution plans across the country.Tagged: Digital India, Government, Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Wi-Fi