Videsh Sanchar Nigam said it has launched international wireless broadband (wi-fi) roaming service with Singapore-based company StarHub.
The company is tapping the international high-value business travellers' segment by providing roaming wireless broadband service to them during their stay in India, it said.
The Tatas-owned VSNL said it is the first Indian service provider to enter into a wireless broadband roaming alliance with an international operator.
Seamless roaming and usage will be provided within the VSNL wireless broadband network in India; visitors can access it using their home country account and identity.
StarHub customers — whether mobile, broadband or cable — can use wireless broadband services at over 200 Tata Indicom wi-fi hotspots across India.
Other global wi-fi operators will be added to the list of roaming partners shortly, said a statement from VSNL.
VSNL operates over 200 wi-fi hotspots spread across the major cities. The hotspots include a leading chain of hotels, major domestic and international airports, popular café chains, restaurants, bookstores, stadiums, educational institutions, RailTel cybercafés and leading shopping malls in India, it said.