State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has launched a new Wi-Fi technology for cars in India. For now, the new technology has been launched in the city of Indore and Madhya Pradesh. The service will be priced between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 6,000 and the Wi-Fi network works on CDMA technology.
The antenna of the device is mounted on the car, from which the device can receive data signals at the rate of 3.5 Mbps from an exchange. On a trial basis, the device was first installed on the official vehicle of the BSNL Indore Unit’s General Manager – GC Pandey.
It is very easy for the device to be installed on the car and reports say that it can be quite useful for on-the-go internet access. At present the service is only available in Indore and soon more cities will be covered by the company, as the response starts picking up. The company has not revealed any further details of the data charges and it is also not clear if the service will also be provided for high-end luxury cars, which already come with an in-car Wi-Fi feature.
With the introduction of the new technology, even private companies will now be forced to come up with a similar device.