Vodafone, GMR join hands for India’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot

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Delhi International Airport (DIAL), a GMR led consortium and Vodafone India have partnered to provide high speed Wi-Fi services at both terminals of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

The service is now launched and available for fliers to use at the IGI Airport following successful trials of over three months. The IGI Airport is India’s only airport to offer such value added service wherein fliers, who use Vodafone’s pre-paid or post-paid mobile services, can enjoy complementary Wi-Fi facilities at both terminals of the airport.

The customers of Vodafone going in for a 1GB and 2GB, 3G or 4G pack or recharge, will get 1GB free Wi-Fi which can be used at India’s largest Wi-Fi zone at the IGI Airport or any other Wi-Fi zone powered by Vodafone, the statement said.

“DIAL has now enabled mobile data offload service platform at the airport that promises to make internet access on mobile devices both fast and simple. Our strong partnership with Vodafone shall also ensure airport customers get to experience the best quality internet service using airport’s robust Wi-Fi network, the largest single Wi-Fi hotspot in India,” said I. Prabhakara Rao, CEO of DIAL on development.

“With customer needs evolving from voice to data, Wi-Fi is an effective technology to provide seamless connectivity to a large group of consumers in a defined space. Over one lakh inbound and outbound travellers use the IGI Airport each day. Our endeavour to offer Wi-Fi at the airport, will keep these travellers confidently connected on multiple devices, while they are transiting,” said Sandeep Kataria, Director-Commercial of Vodafone India.

“Flying in and out of Delhi will now be more fun for Vodafone customers who can also enjoy this free 1GB Wi-Fi seamlessly,” he added.

Travellers using Vodafone mobile services just need to click once on the Wi-Fi connect option in the My Vodafone Application for seamless connectivity. Vodafone customers wanting to connect to Wi-Fi using laptops or tablets need to select ‘VodafoneWiFi’ from the list of available networks and login by generating an OTP.

Vodafone is also planning to set up information booths, kiosks and promoters at the domestic and international terminals of Indira Gandhi International Airport, to help travellers access Vodafone Wi-Fi.

DIAL has been actively promoting various self-service digital initiatives at IGIA with an intention to leverage technology for passenger experience and operational efficiency. These include- Self check-in kiosks at the airport, mobile app-flyDEL, flap gates among several others.

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