Mumbai: OneOTT Intertainment Limited (OIL), the Media Vertical arm of Hinduja Group was awarded the 2019 Innovation leaders award by Telecomlead.com. OIL won this prestigious award for adopting innovative steps for expanding broadband connectivity to under connected population in urban locations, like – connectivity of 50 Hotspots in Dharavi which enabled Internet consumers access 2GB data per day free for 30 days via OIL’s Wi-Fi hotspots.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yugal Sharma, CEO of ONEOTT iNTERTAINMENT LIMITED said, “We are extremely proud and delighted to receive an award that is a testament to our endeavors of providing affordable internet services to our customers. OIL’s purpose is to lead digital inclusion in India by connecting homes & offices online thereby, enriching lives of all our subscribers. This initiative in Dharavi directly aligns to why we exist.’’
In the first phase of the project, 50 Wi-Fi hotspots have been enabled in Dharavi, the largest underserved urban locality in India, powered by OIL’s high-speed internet service, and supported by the Express Wi-Fi by Facebook’s software platform. Anyone, who is present in the Wi-Fi zone can connect to a participating hotspot by registering on the ONE Express Wi-Fi by Facebook sign-up page or by downloading the Express Wi-Fi by Facebook Android App available in the Google Play store.
OIL also has plans to scale up Wi-Fi deployment to 10,000 Access Points and aims to extend its reach to the other Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities.