Pune to be India's first Wi-Fi City

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  1. BubblyMartini

    BubblyMartini !!!HAWM

    In an exercise that the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) might care to take a leaf out of - the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has roped-in Intel India as the chief technology and program management consultant in order to build an "Unwired Pune" by 2007. The wireless communication network infrastructure will cover all 400 sq kms of Pune city.

    PMC says that with this project, it intends to deliver an easy, seamless internet connectivity solution to its citizens, businesses and academic institutions.

    Intel plans to utilize WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) and Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) technologies to equip Pune with high-speed wireless internet. Wireless connectivity will allow people to access the Internet through a laptop or personal digital assistant (PDA), sans the need for cables.

    Under the deal, Intel will be responsible for developing an extensible, high-performance, technical architecture and detailed design to best suit PMC's requirements. Intel will inform and educate the PMC in state-of-the-art wireless technologies, through workshops and training programs. The onus of establishing an industry standard Project Management methodology to ensure efficient and economical undertaking of the overall project will also lie with Intel.

    Dr Nitin Kareer, IAS and Commissioner of PMC, said, "As much as providing basic facilities such as sanitation, sewage, roads, street lights, health, etc, PMC would like to provide basic IT infra-structure such as stable internet connectivity to its citizens to
    enhance their overall outlook by exploiting the vast information pool and advantages of Internet. This will surely be a huge differentiator for Pune city, and will enhance the status of moving Pune towards becoming the IT capital of the country."

    Rajani Ravindra Tribhuvan, Hon'able Mayor of Pune, said, "Technology has slowly become an integral part of our daily lives. And, the internet has emerged as one of the quickest and the most cost-effective mediums of communication. 'Unwire Pune' showcases PMC's commitment to enable ubiquitous connectivity to all the stakeholders such as citizens, businesses, and educational institutions."

    "Intel Solution Services provides in-depth knowledge and wide experience in implementing wireless technology the world
    over, and brings its rich experience in replicating robust and reliable solutions to its customers. We are confident that Intel Solution Services will be able to deliver the desired results in Pune as well," Kareer said.

    Rick Echevarria, vice president, Intel Software and Solutions Group, said, "Intel believes that wireless technology can help countries
    revolutionize digitally. Standard-based wireless broadband connectivity can enable technologies to facilitate better education, healthcare, agricultural productivity and income while improving small business and e-government access. 'Unwire Pune' is a prestigious project for us, and we congratulate PMC for their strategic vision and pioneering efforts."

  2. abhimanjrekar

    abhimanjrekar ----> Zhol-Man<----

    good yaar...im doin a project and had gone to BMC to get some info..and those crappersss wer like (#&*#&%W(@%(%@%@%.......saale..........
  3. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Its the same with all government offices BMC are among the worst. BMC probably wouldnt known the meaning of "wifi" let alone contemplate building one for Mumbai.

    Its hard to say anything about it, its a great initative but when government is invovled it almost never works out or might take a decade or more.
  4. Sanjay Mazumder

    Sanjay Mazumder ~..::MASTERMIND::..~

    Hope every City gets Wi-Fi.

    But just wait n watch. The Govt. alwayz says somethin and does somethin :eek::
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    You dont know the state of affairs in smaller cities and towns then.

    The Municipal Corporation (of smaller cities) and Municipalities (of small towns) exist just to cater to the personal needs of the officials.

    Anyway hoping for the best in this case.
  6. sachoo

    sachoo drenched in my pain again

    kool... = more number of hacking evidences .. so play safe.. ;)
  7. shak

    shak Harrr!

    first city ???? *shocked*
  8. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    wat crap didn't they get any other city=Pune *faints*
  9. DrSaurabh

    DrSaurabh Wh@+s Up D0C

    whats wrong with pune??:think:
  10. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Your attitude bothers me.
  11. sachoo

    sachoo drenched in my pain again

    ^^ simple reason..coz he's frm b'lore... n since pune is largest emerging IT hub = jealous b'lore :p:

    @b'lorians - Pune rocks baby...;)
  12. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    yes, you win.
  13. BubblyMartini

    BubblyMartini !!!HAWM

    er.... smelling salts?
  14. akkyy21

    akkyy21 #%@!$&

    Its all good. But what bothers me, is that y did they start setting up wi-fi here when WIMAX started emerging in US?

    May be its just like other ol' shit. They'll set up old things here to make money coz it wont fetch them any good there.

    WIMAX : http://www.intel.com/netcomms/technologies/wimax/
  15. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    okkay fine Pune rocks!!!.makin an issue of my last post.
  16. vivo_b

    vivo_b The Brave

    Pune roooolzz....I was there two months ago.....anyways thats great, it'll be good to see more n more cities going wireless. They already have one city somewhere in california....and they have some talks going on here in Austin to get the whole city on wireless. There's some major legal problems though coz private corporations are having problems with this. More competition....oh well but it'll be a good option for us consumers
  17. slash_i_m

    slash_i_m Laid to Rest

    but hey wat about the metros ?

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