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VSNL adds one more international roaming for Wi-Fi: NTT, Japannews
19 October 2007

Mumbai: Market leader in Wi-Fi hotspots in India VSNL has announced an expansion of its International In-roaming service on Wi-Fi with the addition of NTT, Japan.

Starhub, Singapore already utilises VSNL;s Wi-Fi network across India for its customers.

VSNL has been at the forefront of the Wi-Fi industry in India, and presently has the largest Wi-Fi deployment among domestic ISPs, totalling over 350 hotspots.

The company has drawn up major plans to further enhance its footprint to over 1000 hotspots, bringing high-speed broadband Internet closer to the large Indian travelling population

VSNL''s hotspots include major domestic and international airports, leading premium star hotels, educational institutions, sports stadiums, hospitals, chain of restaurants and coffee shops. It has partnerships with companies like the Taj Group of Hotels, Le Meridien, Café Coffee Day, Barista, Manipal University, Wockhardt, amongst others.

VSNL has been driving innovation through hotspots at non-traditional locations such as Mobile Stores, IT stores, and even railway stations.

VSNL is a member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), a leading global consortium of Wi-Fi service providers, and has been a key player in developing the Wireless market in India. It has drawn up a number of initiatives leveraging the alliance.

Prateek Pashine, vice president of planning for VSNL''s retail broadband business, said "Over the next six months, VSNL intends to open up its extensive Wi-Fi network to millions of customers of international telecom operators, thereby enabling travellers to India to access high speed wireless broadband zones across key locations in the top 10 cities in the country. "

Operator members of WBA own and operate over 60,000 Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide and the membership in WBA enables VSNL to leverage the same.

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VSNL adds one more international roaming for Wi-Fi: NTT, Japan