\u201cA high-speed WiFi network is often at the core of different business and customer initiatives of small, medium and large enterprises to drive business productivity and collaboration, improve customer experience, and adopt new technologies like IoT, Unified Communications, Cloud etc.\u201d\r\n\r\nMumbai-based Vodafone India made this statement while unveiling its new WiFi service SuperWiFi on Monday, placing its bet on the Indian B2B segment.\r\n\r\nThe company recently launched a high-speed WiFi network under the name - SuperWifi Go - with a slew of features and benefits for enterprises. It is said to be a fully managed WiFi network solution that provides unified, high-speed, wireless network (Internet and\/or VPN) access to employees, guests and customers across all offices, branches and stores.\r\n\r\nThe service is currently targeted at segments such as corporates, government, hospitality, education, BFSI, retail, restaurants, healthcare, and manufacturing.\r\nSuperWiFi Go: Major Features\r\nThe network comes with 24x7 remote monitoring and management services along with the usual setup, installation, helpdesk and other services. It is deployed and managed in-house, thereby reducing the dependence on an outside partner. Furthermore, it comes with a fixed recurring charge (opex) and lower up-front capex investment.\r\n\r\nAnil Philip, Senior Vice-President, Vodafone Business Services, said, "With Vodafone SuperWifi, business customers can expect unmatched scalability, flexibility, security, and reliability from their WiFi. In addition, they are ensured a superior wireless experience, minus the challenges of purchasing, configuring, managing and upgrading that come with a typical non-managed Wi-Fi setup."\r\n\r\nSome major features include WiFi Access Control Policy, Built-in Wireless Threat Prevention & Security, Secure Authentication, Location Analytics Service and others.\r\nThe Ongoing Tussle Between Indian Telcos\r\nAs claimed by the company in an official statement, Vodafone has over 1,60,000 km of fibre\u00a0and 1,40,000 base stations. Also, it has over 2100 points of presence in over 160 cities across India. It had approximately 200 Mn customers, as of August 2016, with an 18.42% market share. On the contrary, Airtel had around 257 Mn users, and Idea, about 177 Mn, as per an official statement.\r\n\r\nHowever, since the launch of Reliance Jio in September 2016, the Indian telecom industry has seen a new paradigm shift. Significantly, Jio claimed to have\u00a0crossed the 16 Mn subscriber mark in its first month of operations on grounds of marketing strategies such as free Internet service, free data, and free voice calls. By the end of March 2017, this number reached 45 Mn, as claimed by the company.\r\n\r\nIn February 2017, Airtel also filed a complaint with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Reliance Jio\u2019s \u201cfree pricing strategy to injure competition.\u201d Later, Reliance Jio also filed a case against Airtel on its claims to be the fastest network in India, which it finally won and Airtel had to pull down its claims. In a letter to the TRAI, in April 2017, Jio also pressed charges against Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular \u201cagainst deploying unfair and deceptive ways to retain customers willing to exit their networks,\u201d as per an ET report.\r\n\r\nThe entry of Reliance Jio also led to a major consolidation between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular. The merger reports surfaced in March 2017, with the new entity Vodafone - Idea speculated to be valued around 23% more than the agreed price, per another\u00a0ET report.\r\n\r\nPost the BSNL area, the Indian telecommunication sector has been dominated by global mobile operators such as Airtel and Vodafone. Several other names also emerged during this period including Tata Docomo, MTNL, MTS India, Telenor India, Aircel. However, no one could leave along-termm impact on the Indian consumer mindset.\r\n\r\nReliance Jio has definitely given new hopes to consumers and has also compelled existing service providers to reduce their costs and think \u2018out of the box\u2019 or change their strategies to survive in the market. Currently, Reliance Jio stays at third position in terms of number of subscribers (as per Wikipedia). Will it be able to climb the ladder to beat the merged Vodafone-Idea entity and Airtel, remains to be seen.