RailWire, the broadband initiative of RailTel, has created an ecosystem of 4,000 entrepreneurs and elevated its subscriber base by one-and-a-half occasions over the past 4 months, the railway PSU stated in an announcement. RailTel’s retail broadband service RailWire is a collaborative platform that ropes in native cable operators and entrepreneurs to offer 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 mannequin and has created an ecosystem the place we concentrate on serving to native service suppliers generate extra income. RailWire, with our greater than 4,000 companions throughout the nation, helps inexpensive broadband companies to succeed in underserved areas such because the Tier three cities and the agricultural hinterland,” RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla stated.
One of many 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 companion, their common income per person (ARPU) elevated 10 occasions…. Their stature grew locally they usually have even offered connectivity to varsities freed from cost.
“They strongly endorse RailWire among the many cable group and haven’t been swayed by seemingly profitable affords to modify to upstream broadband,” the assertion stated.
“Within the final 4 months, our subscriber base elevated by one-and-a-half occasions by including over 70,000 new subscribers,” Mr Chawla stated.
RailTel has additionally offered high-speed and free WiFi companies at over 5,670 stations throughout the Indian Railway community.