RailWire, the broadband initiative of RailTel, has created an ecosystem of 4,000 entrepreneurs and elevated its subscriber base by one-and-a-half instances over the past 4 months, the railway PSU mentioned in a press release. RailTel’s retail broadband service RailWire is a collaborative platform that ropes in native cable operators and entrepreneurs to supply last-mile connectivity to particular person households and small companies, who can then get pleasure from high-speed web companies from RailTel’s superior backhaul.
“RailWire is a collaborative model and has created an ecosystem where we focus on helping local service providers generate more revenue. RailWire, with our more than 4,000 partners across the country, is helping affordable broadband services to reach underserved areas such as the Tier 3 cities and the rural hinterland,” RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla mentioned.
One of the success tales highlighted within the RailTel assertion talks about Narendran and Damodaran, who ran a small cable TV enterprise in Tamil Nadu’s Nemili village.
“By turning into a RailWire associate, their common income per person (ARPU) elevated 10 instances…. Their stature grew locally they usually have even supplied connectivity to varsities freed from cost.
“They strongly endorse RailWire among the many cable group and haven’t been swayed by seemingly profitable gives to modify to upstream broadband,” the assertion mentioned.
“In the final 4 months, our subscriber base elevated by one-and-a-half instances by including over 70,000 new subscribers,” Mr Chawla mentioned.
RailTel has additionally supplied high-speed and free WiFi companies at over 5,670 stations throughout the Indian Railway community.