Soon buy low-cost Wi-Fi data packs from kirana shops

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 21, 2017, 4:17 pm IST
Updated Apr 21, 2017, 4:21 pm IST
Kirana shops with Public Data Office can sell a Wi-Fi data pack at as low a price as Rs 10.
Representational image.
 Representational image.

Mumbai: With exponential rise in number of smartphone users in country, demand for low-cost data packs and for that matter cheaper Wi-Fi services has also skyrocketed.

If all goes as per plans, then soon the vast pool of data users will be able to get their 'affordable' Wi-Fi packs at kirana shops or from local vendors, according to a report in The Economic times.

Report adds that for the purpose, Centre for Development of Telematics has developed a 'public data office', a tech solution for low-cost Wi-Fi data packs. PDO will be priced at or below Rs 50,000.

"Armed with a PDO device, a kirana shop or a thelawallah can sell Wi-Fi data vouchers at denominations as low as Rs 10," the report said. According to the report, the facility will be provided over a licence-free ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) band.


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