Union Cabinet approves historic PM-WANI Scheme

The Union Cabinet has accepted a scheme referred to as the Prime Minister’s Wi-Fi Access Network Initiative (PM-WANI), to enhance wi-fi connectivity and pave the way in which without cost wi-fi web in public areas throughout the nation. The scheme will permit anybody, from a person in a residential space to a Kirana store proprietor to a tea store vendor, to arrange public Wi-Fi hotspot and ship wifi providers. It goals to advertise the expansion of public wi-fi networks within the nation.

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PM-WANI scheme shall be operated by the next gamers:

  • Public Data Office (PDO): It will set up, preserve, and function solely WANI compliant Wi-Fi Access Points and ship broadband providers to subscribers. (tea store, or Kirana store, particular person or any organisation.)
  • Public Data Office Aggregator (PDOA): It will take care of features regarding Authorization and Accounting of PDOs.
  • App Provider: It will develop an App to register customers and uncover WANI compliant Wi-Fi hotspots within the close by space and show the identical throughout the App for accessing the web service.
  • Central Registry: It will preserve the small print of App Providers, PDOAs, and PDOs. To start with, the Central Registry shall be maintained by C-DoT.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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