The free wifi services will continue at 415 stations even after the contract period with Google expires in May 2020, said RailTel, the Miniratna PSU.
Earlier RailTel released about entering into the contract with Google to provide free wifi connections at 415 A1, A and C category stations. For this collaboration, RailTel provided the physical infrastructure and internet bandwidth and Google Radio Access Network(RAN) and technical support.
According to the release, RailTel entered into a 5-year contract with Google which will expire in May 2020 but the services with the same speed and network quality will continue to work at 415 specified stations.
RailTel comes under the Ministry of Railways and thanked them for the collaboration.
RailTel will provide free wifi services at 5190+ B, C and D category stations with the help of the number of other partners which takes the total tally to more than 5600 stations.