Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited today announced that it will offer Wi-Fi services in AC Executive buses of Kolkata. The service in its pilot phase is available on two routes plying on Airport – Tollygunge (via Sector V) and Barasat – Chetla (via Airport – to exide- to Rasbihari avenue) depending upon consumer response will be extended to other routes as well.
Commuters travelling on these routes can avail free connectivity for duration of 15 minutes. Buses offering this service will be carrying Tata Docomo logo on their body and will have the details of Log in process on the back of every seat. Users can either A) Scan QR code or B) Tap for NFC connectivity – to receive password. The phone number of the commuter’s smartphone will work as the registration gateway and they will get the password as an SMS on phone.
Speaking at the launch of this initiative, Mr Ashok Ghose, MBU Head – East, Tata Docomo, said, “In Kolkata these buses cover the length and breadth of the city ferrying young professionals, students, general passengers; Often on the long journey you find commuters doing work, watching movie on their laptop or iPads, reading on their Kindles or listening to music on their smart phones. We just thought that here is a place that is tailor made for innovation like this. With a Photon Max Wi-Fi we connect multiple devices at a single time. We are confident that commuters will appreciate this initiative.”