Tata Docomo Drives Free Wi-Fi Enablement for BSE in Mumbai


BSE is set to deliver high-speed public Wi-Fi services in association with its enablement partner – Tata Docomo.

The service, which was officially unveiled by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, brings to fore the growing importance of internet services for government as well as corporate businesses. Through the partnership, free Wi-Fi services will be made available around the area of PJ Tower to public free of charge for 4 hours in a day to start with.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, said, “Mumbai is the financial hub of India and the BSE represents one of the key business centers in the city. Our aim is to modernize such influential structures that represent the true spirit of a metro like Mumbai. This initiative is a stepping stone in our endeavor towards evolving infrastructure development across the state; given the significance of internet these days, this will definitely benefit everyone. We look forward to similar initiatives in the future.”

Commenting on this announcement, Ramadorai, Chairman BSE said, “BSE strongly believes in India’s Financial Inclusion journey. This is one more step which BSE has taken to help common man on the streets of Mumbai to avail of the Free Wifi and use it to better his knowledge and give him window to endless opportunities the internet can offer.”

Sunil Tandon, Head – Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices Limited commented upon the necessity of public Wi-Fi services in the country. “We are happy to partner with Bombay Stock Exchange to provide Public Wi-Fi here and we are certain that this will benefit the users with real time connectivity. For Tata Docomo, Public Wi-Fi access is an important step towards digitization and an earnest endeavor for the evolving high speed internet access infrastructure development in the country. Our expertise is in providing and managing Public Wi-Fi at large establishments in the country and we look forward to playing a key role in similar initiatives in future. With these, we aim to empower our customers with best-in-class connectivity solutions.”

Today’s partnership reflects Tata Docomo’s commitment and experience in the provision of Wi-Fi services in public spaces across India. We have been instrumental in setting up business and presence, across India’s top airports. We have also been instrumental in providing Wi-Fi to some of India’s most emblematic public spaces, including Connaught Place in Delhi.

Supported by the company’s wholly-owned national fiber backbone, Tata Docomo is India’s leading provider of Wi-Fi services, delivering complete Wi-Fi connectivity to a number of public spaces, commercial premises including country’s leading hotels, premium retail café chains and India’s top airports. Tata Docomo’s Wi-Fi provisioning has also assisted in connecting some of India’s most emblematic public spaces.

In addition to infrastructure, Tata Docomo delivers support services, security and a range of revenue models and value-added services to support these Wi-Fi zones. The company plans to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in major cities across the country over the next two years in anticipation of the exponential growth of internet usage on the back of year-on-year doubling of smart devices in India.