Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) has announced the expansion of its international in-roaming service on Wi-Fi, with the addition of NTT, Japan, Starhub, Singapore already utilizes the company’s Wi-Fi network across India for its customers.
VSNL / Tata Indicom has been leading the growth of the Wi-Fi industry in India and today has the largest Wi-Fi deployment among domestic ISPs with over 360 hotspots. It has drawn up major plans this year to further enhance the footprint to over 1000 hotspots – bringing high-speed broadband internet that much more closer to the large Indian traveling population.
VSNL / Tata Indicom Broadband hotspots include the major domestic and International airports, leading premium star hotels, educational institutions, sports stadium, hospitals, chain of restaurants and coffee shops. Its partners include companies like Taj Group of Hotels, Le Meridien, Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Manipal University, Wockhardt, amongst others the company has also been driving innovation through creating hotspots at non-traditional locations like mobile stores, IT stores, railway stations, etc.
VSNL is the only Indian ISP to be a member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), a leading global consortium of Wi-Fi service providers. It has been a key player in developing the Wireless market in India and has drawn up a number of initiatives leveraging the alliance.