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Google terms Indian Railway’s WiFi as “the Biggest and Fastest public WiFi in the World”

115 railway stations have free WiFi which has benefited 15 lakh people

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New Delhi, Mar 10, 2017: 400 railway stations will be provided with free WiFi in the first phase, out of which 115 stations already have free WiFi, which has benefited 15 lakh people in the month of February, said Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister during the question hour.

These 400 stations were chosen on the criteria of volumes received at these stations. The Railways also intends to extend this service to running trains later, mentioned PTI.

RailTel Corporation, a subsidiary of the Railways has been entrusted with the execution of the WiFi service in all the 400 stations, without any fund allocation by the government.

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The use of WiFi at stations is being regulated by guidelines issued by the Department of Telecom. No website banned by DoT can be accessed and as of yet no case of violation of these guidelines has been reported.

Google- the provider of this service has termed it as, “the biggest and fastest public WiFi in the world”.

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Tech Giant Google To Charge $40 Per Device From Android Makers

While Android will remain free and open source, Google will offer separate licenses to the Google Search app and to Chrome

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Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps.

According to a report in The Verge on Friday, a confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile Services” suite of apps.

“The new fees vary depending on country and device type, and it would apply to devices activated on or after February 1st, 2019,” the report said.

“Google is also offering separate agreements to cover some or all of the licensing costs for companies that choose to install Chrome and Google search on their devices as well, according to a person familiar with the terms,” it added.

The tech giant however, has declined to comment.

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A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, VOA

Earlier this week, Google said it was updating the compatibility agreements with mobile device makers and may ask them to pay a fee for Google Play and other its other Android apps used in Europe.

The move was to comply with the decision of the European Union’s anti-trust watchdog’s decision against Android.

The European Commission ruled that forcing device manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and Chrome was against its competition rules and fined the tech giant a whopping $5.1 billion in July (Google has appealed against the ruling).

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With the new changes to Android that will come into effect on October 29, smartphone makers in Europe will need to pay for certain Google apps.

While Android will remain free and open source, Google will offer separate licenses to the Google Search app and to Chrome. (IANS)