Free access to internet in Greater Noida soon

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) will provide city residents free internet service with data usage of 1.5 GB per day as part of its plan to turn Greater Noida into a smart city.

Greater Noida WifiThe project, to be implemented in multiple phases, will cover four sectors and 11 model villages in the first phase within the next six months, a media report said, adding that the process of selecting an internet service provider has already been initiated.

The service provider is required to install Wi-Fi equipment to cover 10 points in every location, including areas like markets in Alpha 1, Alpha 2 and Gamma 2 and City Park, among others.

Among other things, GNIDA would consider the bidder on the basis of its annual turnover, which should be Rs 2 crore or more. According to the GNIDA officials, operators already having an infrastructure in the city would be given preference.

The high-speed internet would have to operate on dual-band to cater to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.

The Authority has asked interested operators to submit their proposals soon, as the technical evaluation of the proposals is expected to take place on Wednesday. The revenue-sharing model would be decided thereafter.

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