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MTS to provide free Wi-Fi services to Rapid Metro commuters

Posted on May 14 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, May 14 : Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) has partnered with Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) to provide free Internet over Wi-Fi starting Wednesday on all trains operational on the six-station Rapid Metro corridor in Gurgaon.

Apart from the 5.1 km Rapid Metro stretch, SSTL, which provides services under the brand MTS, will also provide free Wi-Fi access at four other locations in Gurgaon -- Sikanderpur, IndusInd Bank Cyber City, Phase II and Micromax Moulsari Avenue, a company statement said here.

Through this initiative, 30,000 daily commuters of Rapid Metro will get to experience Internet speeds of up to 9.8 Mbps, it said.

The service will remain free for six months.

"This one-of-its-kind service will enable commuters to access fast and consistent data speeds of up to 9.8 Mbps on MTS' 3GPLUS network," Dmitry Shukov, chief executive officer, MTS India, said.

MTS had commissioned an internal research to gauge consumer interest in using Wi-Fi services while travelling in Rapid Metro.

The study, undertaken by AZ Research, highlighted that more than 95 percent of commuters wanted to have access to Internet while using the Rapid Metro. The percentage was highest amongst travellers in the age-group of 15-35 years.

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