Cabinet nod to set up public Wi-Fi networks under ‘PM-WANI’

New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of Wi-Fi networks for public use without licence fee under Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface or PM-WANI.

The move is aimed at promoting expansion of public Wi-Fi networks in the country.

Among other decisions, the Cabinet also approved the provision of submarine optical fibre cable connectivity between mainland (Kochi) and Lakshadweep Islands.

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Furthermore, it also gave approval to the USOF Scheme for providing mobile coverage in Arunachal Pradesh and two districts of Assam under the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the north-eastern region.

The project will provide mobile coverage to 2,374 uncovered villages.

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