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.