The Hindu | New Delhi | December 16, 2015 | |
Company to ramp up engineering presence in Hyderabad; hire more people for Bangalore, Hyderabad campuses.
Technology giant Google on Wednesday said the company will focus on developing products for India and invest in hiring more people to ramp up its engineering capabilities in the country. CEO Sundar Pichai added that the company will open a “huge new campus” in Hyderabad. Addressing media at a Google event in the national capital, Mr. Pichai said the company is working towards connecting India with projects such as public Wi-Fi in partnership with the Indian Railways, besides its ‘Project Loon’. “100 stations to have WiFi by December 2016. Mumbai Central (station) to go live by January. This is in partnership with Railtel,” Mr Pichai said. The telecom wing of the Indian Railway, RailTel, had signed an agreement with the subsidiary of Google India to provide Wi-Fi facilities at 400 stations across the country. “Our focus on bringing Internet access to everyone, making sure our products are working for them in a meaningful way and then ensure our platform allows them to add their voice to the internet,” the India-born CEO said. – Courtesy