Currently, 4G network is being used to provide the Wi-Fi service inside the train and it will be upgraded to 5G network once the service is widely available
For commuters using the metro trains, free Wi-Fi service has been launched by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), the company said on Tuesday. The service was inaugurated by Loknath Behera, managing director of KMRL. The commuters can now use the travel time for work or entertainment, he said.
From Aluva to SN junction and in the return direction, commuters can now browse any website of his/her choice during travel. The KMRL said.
“Currently, 4G network is being used to provide the Wi-Fi service inside the train and it will be upgraded to 5G network once the service is widely available. Keeping the user data privacy in mind, KMRL has taken special care to not share user credentials with any outside agency as per the statutory guidelines,” said the KMRL in a release.
It does not intend to charge them for the service, KMRL said.
It said the project is being implemented to promote the Digital India Campaign, in association with Worldshore, a company based in Thiruvananthapuram.
Worldshore is a registered operator under the Department of Telecommunications to offer Wi-Fi service to the general public.
In all the trains, information on how to use the free Wi-Fi is shared. From the available networks, commuters can activate the Wi-Fi in their mobile and select “KMRL Free Wi-Fi”. They can sign up with the OTP and use the free Wi-Fi, it said.
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