Railway Stations of Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi will soon get the Wi-Fi hotspots. Russia's Sistema JFSC that operates under the MTS brand in India has partnered with the Indian Railways to create these Wi-Fi hotspots by the first quarter of 2015.
According to Sistema Shyam, they have have got approval for putting up Wi-Fi hotspots at Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi railway stations and are working on proof of concept.
MTS, which gets 43% of its revenue from data services, is banking highly on its data-driven portfolio and expects it to contribute 50% to its total revenue by next year.
The Telco, after debuting free Wi-Fi services at Rapid Metro in Gurgaon in May this year, also plans to replicate it in other cities such as Jaipur and Lucknow where metro projects are coming up, in addition to Mumbai metropolitan.
MTS had set up five kiosks at Gurgaon's four Rapid Metro stations and allowed free Wi-Fi access to more than 30,000 daily commuters. After initial six months of free services, the company has on October 1 rolled out tariff plans.