The credit goes to the Telangana Government to accelerate Hyderabad’ IT as a Wi-Fi enabled city. The telangna government has proposed to make Hyderabad India’s major IT hub, a Wi-Fi enabled city, the government is holding talks with various telecom service providers. The city will have wi-fi even at the streets where you are buying vegetables.
The population of around 12 million will get an access to a full time digital world.
As per a source, 90 per cent of the turnover of IT sector is coming from IT sector which is 62,293 crore. The government came to point that several firms were coming forward to provide 4G technology for making entire Hyderabad a Wi-Fi enabled city.
The officials have been asked to draft strategies involving international consultants and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, revenue, electricity, Hyderabad Metro Rail and sports departments, as quoted by a government statement.
However, the proposal looks positive. While plans to make Hyderabad a Wi-Fi enabled city are still on, concerns regarding the access and identification of users is being discussed as an issue.
Safety issues are still a matter of concern. Free Wi-Fi hotspots can be a risk to the use of data online and risks accessing. Interpol’s cyber-crime centre has warned that data theft over Wi-Fi networks is a major issue and has taken a toll in the recent times. Since, there will be no official registration or tracking, identification of users will be a big concern during the period.
The security apparatus and logs of users who accessed the Internet will also be an important issue since the IT Act says anyone who provides Internet access to another person or group is mandated to maintain logs. However it is to be seen, how the government maintains its niche over IT development and maintain the threats arising.