GOA: Tata Docomo, the telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, has announced an exclusive partnership with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to deliver high-speed public Wi-Fi services at Dabolim International Airport, Goa. The service was officially unveiled in the presence of Goa Chief Minister, Sri Laxmikant Parsekar.
Inaugurating the Wi-Fi service at the airport, 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.”
Through the 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, after which time passengers can continue to avail the service by paying for it online.
Commenting on this announcement, K S 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.”
Sunil Tandon, Head of Non Voice Services, Tata Teleservices Limited elaborated upon the growing popularity of public Wi-Fi services by millennial. “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,” he said.
He further added, “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.”