Tata Docomo has announced an exclusive partnership with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to deliver high-speed public Wi-Fi services at Diabolic International Airport Goa. The service, which was officially unveiled by Sri Laxmikant Parsekar, Honorable Chief Minister, validates the growing reliance of internet services among travelers.
Inaugurating the WiFi service at the airport, The Honorable Chief Minister Sri Laxmikant Parsekar said:
“The Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India has taken wings. We’ve seen a tremendous growth in adoption of public Wi-Fi services. We hope that these services are able to connect more users so that the true potential of internet can be realized for the benefit of the end user.”
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. KS Rao, Director – Dabolim International Airport, Goa said:
“Goa attracts thousands of domestic and international travelers every year. The airport has seen a significant increase in the air traffic in the last few years. Providing world-class Wi-Fi services at the Goa International Airport will enhance the traveler experience. Partnering with Tata Docomo to provide high-speed Wi-Fi services at the Goa International Airport guarantees customer delight at one of the busiest airports in the country.”
Mr. Sunil Tandon, Head – Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices Limited elaborated upon the growing popularity of public Wi-Fi services by millennials.
“For India’s millennials, mobile devices have become the number one information source for receiving and sharing everything from current affairs to celebrity gossip; and public spaces have become fundamental to this trend. Visitors at shopping centers, railway stations, sports stadiums and other public spaces consider Wi-Fi access in the same way as air-conditioning or lighting; simply a given; and airline passengers are no exception.”
“Travelers have their own ‘Magic Hour’ which they use to check mails, access flight information, browse the web and send messages prior to boarding their flight. This is the reason airports require public Wi-Fi services. We are proud to partner with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to provide a great experience to the large number of passengers frequenting Goa.”
With this partnership, Wi-Fi services will be made available to passengers free of charge in the transit and lounge areas of the airport for 30 minutes and if you want to use after this time period, then passengers have to pay for it online.
The company plans to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in major cities across the country over the next two years in anticipation of the exponential growth of internet usage on the back of year-on-year doubling of smart devices in India.