The Indian telecom regulator, Trai, recently proposed setting up a Wifi Access Network Interface (WANI) architecture with the ability to delink telecom infrastructure from access services.
How does WANI work?
‘Public Data Offices (PDOs)’ basically have features of Public Call Offices (PCOs) but it aggregates mobile data instead of providing cheap voice calls. Small shops, bakeries, eateries, café outlets, cinema halls, museums, residential builders, are examples of Public Data Offices or PDOs.
‘Public Data Office Aggregators (PDOAs)’ are PDOs who aggregate WiFi hotspots, bandwidth.
‘App Providers’ are any mobile app company that can provide and manage eKYC (via mobile no. or Aadhaar) as well as digital payment providers.
‘Hotspot providers’ are any domestic or foreign company manufacturing or providing WiFi/hotspot hardware, software services.
Benefits of WANI
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