Bengaluru-based Wifi Dabba will be providing its internet services to individuals and corporate parks for as low as Re 1 per GB with internet speeds up to 1Gbps. It stated on Wednesday that it is planning to set up around 100 Supernodes to provide internet coverage across the city. The company states.
Wifi Dabba says it is currently in the process of developing a virtual topology map of Bengaluru in order to deploy the Supernodes.
Karam Lakshman, CEO and CTO of Wifi Dabba said, “Supernodes are revolutionary not because of what they cost but how they compare in price with legacy technology. Fibre is the keyword in the ISP fraternity currently but, it is also the most expensive part of this ecosystem. To be an ISP, one needs to buy lots of fiber which is both expensive and delicate and needs permissions to initiate the infrastructure proceedings and manage a huge maintenance crew for all the localities. On the contrary, Supernodes will cost us 1/10th of what it would cost to set up a legacy ISP that uses fiber,”
Unlike the traditional broadband service providers, Wifi Dabba will be using lasers instead of fiber to provide connectivity. WiFi Dabba also claims that its laser-based Supernodes are eye-safe and can cover distances up to 2 kilometres with zero latency.
Wifi Dabba has also developed in-house hardware, software and networking which helps save on vendor margins.
Wifi Dabba started its miracle with initially offering 200MB data for just Rs 2 having its back on bigger companies like that of YCombinator, they setup over 1,000 hotspots across Bengaluru. The company states its services are used by over 10,000 co-living spaces in the city.