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Hyderabad – Hitec City to go entirely Wi-Fi

Posted by Reddy on April 3, 2006

This is so cool for all the techies roaming around hitec city with laptops…

With the pace of technology innovation accelerating by the minute, Hyderabad is on a mission to achieve the next level of Internet connectivity. Within a year, Hitec City could go entirely Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is currently restricted to smaller areas or �hotspots� but plans are on to enhance this capability to extend to a much wider area.

Mr Partha Sarathi, director communications, AP, says the government has invited major IT companies to invest in the project. In a bid to replace Bangalore as India�s software and technology capital, Hyderabad is looking for an edge over competitors. �Talks are in progress with SISCO, Airspan, Intel, and Nortel and these providers are being asked to conduct trials on a small scale and come up with an estimate of the necessary equipment, infrastructure and investment needed for a Wi-Fi project of this size.�

Mr Sarathi expects the trials to begin in three to four months. If all goes well, he says, �We should be good to go wireless within a year�s time. Hardware and software facilities across Hitec City will be equipped with the facility first as they constitute the majority of the users.� Similar plans of going wireless are currently afoot in Pune and Bangalore. Wi-Fi technology enables users equipped with laptops with the wireless connectivity option to access the Internet anywhere they go. All a person needs to do is log into the network using an ID and password provided and he/she can access the Internet without cables or wires anywhere within the wireless range.

There are already a few wireless hotspots in the city and on some software campuses. Those accessible to the public include hotspots at ITC Kakatiya Sheraton and Hotel Urvasi Inn and Gachibowli stadium, which was set up for the media during the Afro Asian games. The technology rush in Hyderabad has already brought in the usage of E1 lines for Internet which provide an upload and download of two Mbps suitable for high end business connectivity options. The plan to extend Wi-Fi throughout Hitec City would give people rapid and immediate access wherever they may be.

Rajashekhar Tanikela, chief IT administrator for an MNC in Hitec City is upbeat about the project, and says the Wi-Fi option will not just showcase Hyderabad�s potential in technology, but would also make it easier for software professionals to upload their data anywhere. �If a techie is working on a field project, he/she doesn�t have to wait to get back to the office and update the database. They can simply use their laptops to get connected and upload it instantly,� he says. As for the common user, the spread of wireless technology means easier Internet access without the hassle of wires.

What you all say guys….

soruce : deccan.com

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