Telangana IT, Electronics and Communications Secretary Harpreet Singh told that Hyderabad campus will be the third campus they will have after the US and the UK.
The state govt shortly likely to sign MoU with Google, it currently operates from rented premises here but wants to move to a “permanent campus” said by Harpreet Singh. This venture would be a big campus and Cisco, Airtel, Vodafone and a Taiwanese company, among others, have responded to the expression of interest floated by the govt on contingent venture to make Hyderabad a wi-fi enabled city, he added.
Making wi-fi is not a big problem … but how to monetise it … is the key issue. He said the contract for this venture is expected to be awarded in the next three-four months.
The successful bidder is expected to take six months to pile out the infrastructure, he said, indicating that the city is likely to be wi-fi enabled only towards the end of next year.
Rs 30 crore incubator facility for technology start-ups. The 70,000 square feet facility will have 800 seats, housing an expected 500 start-ups in different stages of growth, he said.
“We are outlining to inaugurate this building on June two (on the first anniversary of Telangana State’s formation).”
As for software exports from Hyd, he renowned that it was Rs 57,000 crore or roughly USD ten billion in the year 2013-14. “This year , I think it’s (going to be) 12%.We may do slightly better (better than 12 per cent growth),” Singh added.