Mangalore mall goes Wi-Fi [Mangalore] [Times of India]
(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MANGALORE: The City Centre Mall became the first mall in the state to go completely Wi-Fi.
Bharti Airtel, which on Saturday launched its WIFI hotspot zone at the mall, will now provide high-speed internet from popular youth hangouts such as cafes, restaurants, hotels and other public areas such as hospitals and educational institutions where customers can connect by using a variety of devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets and other smart devices.
With one access point supporting 30 users spread across a range of 100-150 feet indoors, and up to 300 feet outdoors, the technology is now being made available for a larger audience. Saurabh Goel, chief operating officer, Bharti Airtel Karnataka said, "Mangalore is now Wi-Fi enabled city, soon to be followed by Udupi and Manipal." Anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device can connect to Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Wi-Fi hotspot provides the user with 2 mbps speed. All retail partners have been provided admin access to create Airtel login coupons which come as low as Rs 20 for 30 minutes, Rs 30 for an hour with 48 hour validity and Rs 50 for two hours. All coupons will have seven-day validity. Currently, about 100 retail outlets in the city have been covered. The aim is to reach a target of 300 outlets by March 2013.
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