Airtel launches Wi-Fi service in Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkatta

Bharti Airtel announced the pilot launch of Wi-Fi service in Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata.

The service will provide visitors and tourists with an opportunity to connect through five Hotspot zones and enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images on the move, Airtel said.

Users having Wi-Fi compatible devices and across mobile operators can use the service.

Visitors will be able to enjoy two free browsing sessions of 30 minutes each, per day, against each individual mobile number.

Users wanting to avail the free Wi-Fi service, will first have to enable the Wi-Fi from their device settings, then connect to the Wi-Fi network under “AirtelWiFiZone”, there would be an automatic redirection to a landing page and users will now need to validate the connection by inputting his / her mobile phone number.

On completion the user would receive an authentication SMS containing the password.  An URL option for direct log in will also be sent to the user.

Announcing the launch, Ravindra Singh Negi, CEO – West Bengal and Odisha, Bharti Airtel, said, “With the launch of Wi-Fi service at Victoria Memorial Hall, we aim to enable more and more users to experience superior and superfast mobile internet speeds by seamlessly latching on to our Wi-Fi hotspots and enjoy many more internet capabilities on their mobile devices, on the move.”

Earlier in November 2015, Airtel launched Project Leap, under which the Company plans to invest Rs 60,000 crores over the next three years to meet the growing demand of voice and high speed data services in India and deliver the best network experience to its customers.

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