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Free WiFi Service Along East Coast Road (ECR) by Anix

By Babithajcosta

In this internet oriented society ,a day without internet / wifi is like a day in hell.One of the main criteria people look for nowadays is free wifi option surrounding the area so that they can easily get together with their friends & families in any isolated area too.
To make this dream to reality is to provide free wi-fi to the commuters passing along ECR in collaboration with WebPass.
About Anix:
Founded in Bristol. United Kingdom Anix is a leading multi-interest global management. outsource. service and product distribution company. Anix together represents six continents globally in co-operation with its partners. In 2010 Anix Group reached down to India and incorporated its first venture in the national capital of India under its flagship brand.
Anix Group offer its business and services in - Information Technology (E- Governance & ERP Projects) Healthcare (Devices, Vaccines & Hygiene Products). Energy infrastructure, Textiles and so on.

Anix to provide free Wi-Fi in ECR in collaboration with WebPass:

Anix in collaboration with ECR has been awarded a contract to provide free Wi-Fi service to commuters. The Internet facility would be launched in the second half of this year.

The company will invest Rs 80 crore to set up the infrastructure, Anix CMD Animesh Chaudhary said. Private ISP Network WebPass is partnering with Anix as the main licensee for providing content.

The free-to-consumer service will be launched in the second half of this year, it added. A spokesperson confirmed that an MoU was signed on April 15th this year for the same. He said the service will be free for customers and it will generate revenue through advertising.

The company said Wi-Fi service will ensure a 50 Mbps (3 times 4G) minimum speed to passengers devices while the maximum speed could potentially go up to 1.6 Gbps. Anix, said it already runs Wi-Fi on some PSU of India and will use a solution deployed on superfast rail networks to deliver high speed broadband internet experience.

ISP Provider Web Pass will be building the front-end customer interface as well as the content pipe. Users across ECR will be able to experience high speed broadband by logging onto the internet via a dedicated app. This app will also display the location, approach and destination hub on a real-time basis and help navigate between different lines.

Anix said it already has significant learning's from the pilot project on many PSU.


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