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Reliance Jio Infocomm rolls out free 4G wi-fi service in Kolkata

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KOLKATA: Reliance Jio Infocomm, the company owned by Mukesh Ambani?s flagship Reliance Industries, has rolled out a free 4G wi-fi service at Park Street, in Kolkata. With this, the city is likely to be wi-fi enabled in the next two months.

?Park Street is the first wi-fi zone in Kolkata. In around next two months, the whole city will be connected with wi-fi,? said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while inaugurating the Wi-Fi.

The Chief Minister further said that the company has laid down the cable connectivity covering 2,000 km, and around 250-300km cable laying work is likely to be completed soon. ?Reliance Jio Infocomm has completed more than 90 per cent of the work,? she said.

With this free wi-fi, Banerjee said that Kolkata will be the first global knowledge hub in the country. ?This will transform Kolkata into a networked society - smart, simple and secure,? she said.

Banerjee made the announcement of wi-fi service at the inauguration of the 39th Calcutta International Book Fair.

The company, which is investing around Rs 3,300 crore to roll out 4G in Bengal, plans to offer the free service as part of a sampling experiment. The official commercial launch will take place later.

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