Tablet Manufacturer Simmtronics Semiconductors has signed an exclusive tie up with Ozone for Wi-Fi service across the country. With this tie up Simmtronics Xpad users will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi services at over 5000Wi-Fi hotspots in all across the country. This is (probably) the 1st time any tablet manufacturer in India has done such a tie-up.
More than 5000 hotspots across multiple sectors including retail, education, commercial, leisure, and hospitality sector will be available for Xpad users, offering them internet browsing with a speed of 2 mbps.
Known for its cost-effective line of products (they even sell Android tablets for $35) Simmtronics has enabled XPAD users to access free Wi-Fi in stores like Mc Donald’s, Subway, Café Coffee Day, Manchester United, Nirulas, Cocoberry etc.by just registering with a scratch card provided by Simmtronics along with the Xpad Tablet.
Very recently, Airtel too announced the launch of WiFi hotspots across the country for its subscriber base.
Rise of Mobile Internet in India
For starters, read our comprehensive report on Rise of Mobile Internet in India in 2012.
In India, mobile (or better, device) based Internet access has grown significantly in 2012 and while the country hasn’t yet seen a huge uptake in 3G adoption, operators and OEMs are now realizing the need to be ‘out there’ and are offering hotspots to subscribers to have them consume more data.