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Kolkata all set to go wi-fi

After witnessing the launch of the country’s first mobile service in 1995, Kolkata is all set to become the country’s first digital metro city with Reliance Jio unveiling its Wireless Broadband Access-based wi-fi services here on Thursday.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee launched the ‘Jionet’ brand wi-fi service from Park Street. Adjoining areas like Loudon Street and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road were also likely to be incorporated.

The first mobile phone service in the country was launched when Modi Telstra patched through a call in 1995 between the then Chief Minister Jyoti Basu and the then Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram. “All my wi-fi friends, I am tweeting using #WiFiKolkata,” Mamata said.
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