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09 December, 2020

Cabinet approves setting up of public WiFi networks under ‘PM-WANI’

Cabinet approves setting up of public WiFi networks under ‘PM-WANI

The Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface will be known as PM-WANI, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

PM WANI FULL FORM

PM-WANI MEANS The Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the setting up of public WiFi networks across the country in a bid to strengthen the public WiFi service. This would be done by Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs) which will provide public WiFi service through Public Data Offices (PDOs) spread across the country.

With this, the government expects to accelerate the proliferation of broadband internet services through public WiFi networks in the country. There won’t be any license fee for providing broadband internet through these public WiFi networks, the government said in its statement

The Public WiFi Access Network Interface will be known as PM-WANI, Information Technology (IT) and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while making the announcement, adding that this will promote the growth of public WiFi networks in the country and would unleash a Massive WiFi revolution.

“No license, no registration, and no fee would be applicable for the PDOs, which could be small shops or even Common Service Centres,” the minister told reporters

This would entail a complete framework involving multiple elements — PDO, PDOAs and app providers.

The Cabinet has also approved the laying of undersea submarine optical fibre cable to provide high-speed broadband to Lakshadweep, he said.

Free Wi Fi Data Centre In India


According to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, The Government will open 10 million data centers in the country. The project has been dubbed the Prime Minister's WiFi Access Interface, which will revolutionize the Wi-Fi in the country

The Public WiFi Access Network Interface
The Public WiFi Access Network Interface


Under it, the government will open a Public Data Office (PDO), without the need for a license. Any available store can be converted into a data office. The center will be allowed to open in 7 days for data office, data aggregator, app system by the government.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said fiber connectivity would also be connected to the islands of Lakshadweep. Connectivity will be delivered from Kochi to 11 islands of Lakshadweep in 1000 days.

Approval of Self-Employed India Employment Scheme

Union Minister Santosh Gangwar informed at a press conference that a self-reliant India employment scheme would be implemented in the country. Under which the total cost till 2020-30 will be 22 thousand crore rupees. About 58.8 lakh workers will benefit under this project.

For those who are employed from March 2020 to next year, their EPF contribution will be provided by the government. The government will provide 24 per cent EPF contribution to the company which has more than 1000 employees.

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According to Santosh Gangwar, when the Modi government came to power, there were 6 crore jobs in the organized sector. Which has now increased to 100 million jobs. In addition, the Union Cabinet has approved the USOF scheme in two districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam.

Key Features:

This public Wi-Fi access network interface is known as PM-WANI. The PM-WANI ecosystem will be run by the various organizations mentioned here:

Public Data Office (PDO): They will only install, maintain and operate WANI compliant Wi-Fi access points as well as provide broadband services to subscribers.

Public Data Office Aggregator (PDOA): They will be the aggregator of PDOs and handle authentication as well as accounting related operations.

App Provider: They will create an app for the user to register and find compatible Wi-Fi hotspots for WANI in the surrounding area and display it in the app to gain access to Internet services.

Central Registry: It will keep details of app provider, PDOA, and PDO. From the beginning the Central Registry will be maintained by C-DoT.

PM-WANI SCHEME
PM-WANI

Purposes:

PDO will not require any registration for PDOA and the app provider will be able to register with DoT through DoT's online registration portal (SARALSANCHAR; https://saralsanchar.gov.in) without any registration fee. Registration will be validated within 7 days after application.

It is expected that this business will be more convenient and suitable for easy business. The Covid-19 epidemic has created a need to provide stable and high speed broadband internet (data) service to a very large growing number of subscribers across the country, including areas where 4G mobile coverage is not available. This need can be met by installing public Wi-Fi.

In addition, the spread of public Wi-Fi will not only create jobs but also increase disposable income in the hands of small and medium enterprises to boost the country's GDP as a whole.

The proliferation of broadband services through public Wi-Fi is a step towards digital India and its consequential benefits.

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No license fee will be charged for broadband internet service provided using public Wi-Fi hotspots which will give a huge boost to its spread and establish it across the country. The availability and use of broadband will increase income, employment and quality of life, ease of doing business, etc.