Railwire, a high capacity broadband service launched by RailTel - the telecom arm of railways.The railwire provides internet services to the rural and remote areas of the country at affordable prices.It aims to become a hub of local information and a tool for rendering communication, infotainment, education, health and community services to the masses. It has been designed to provide an open source content delivery platform that provide various services including Broadband Internet, IP telephony. It will ensure equitable & inclusive development across the nation.
"Railwire will be launched across the country. Our aim is to reach out to rural and remote areas of the country at affordable rate," RailTel Managing Director B K Bahuguna said.
Nationwide optical fibre cable (OFC) based broadband and multimedia network has been built by RailTel using railway´s seamless right of way with the objective of modernising rail network.
RailTel has constructed about 42,000 km of OFC network in the country, and work on another 7,500 km is in progress. The OFC network presently reaches to over 4,200 towns and cities, including rural areas.
Unlimited Plan Tariffs 2016:
|S No.||Port Speed||Plan Rental (INR)|
Fup (Fair Usage Policy) Plan Tariffs 2016 :
|S No.||Port Speed||Monthly Rental (Rs.)||Data Usage||After FUP|
|1||1 Mbps||550/749||20/40 GB||512 Kbps|
|2||2 Mbps||799||20 GB||512 Kbps|
|3||4 Mbps||899||30 GB||512 Kbps|
|4||10 Mbps||1099||40 GB||512 Kbps|
- This plan is available only in selected cities/locations.
SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Access Tariffs 2016:
|S No.||Port Speed||Monthly Rental (Rs.)|
As part of its expansion plans, RailTel is further working to facilitate broadband through Wi-Fi at railway stations for convenience of passengers.