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Wireless Bangalore on the anvil

Posted by egovindia on August 5, 2006

Wireless Bangalore on the anvil
Garden city to be the first city in India to go totally wireless
Saturday, August 05, 2006

BANGALORE: Bangalore could be the first city in India to go totally wireless soon. The state government, which had announced this initiative months ago, expects it to happen in the next one year, informed Anup K Pujari, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT, Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka.

“We have called the vendors for a discussion to discuss issues and also come up with business models,” he added.

He was speaking at the sidelines of a NASSCOM event on Engineering Services outsourcing. He added that five vendors had been short-listed to submit request for proposals (RFPs) for this multi-crore project. Prof S Sadagopan, dean of the International Institute for Information Technology, Bangalore is the technical head of the committee that is looking into making Bangalore a wireless city.

While Pujari did not reveal details of the cost involved or how much the consumer would have to pay, he said that he expects the consumers to pay less than the existing wi-fi rates in the market.

Pilot tests would be carried out in Bangalore’s IT corridor and also the Vidhana Soudha and High Court area. The network would be platform neutral and will be built such that it would be compatible with technologies to come, said Pujari.

© CyberMedia News


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