Railtel-Google free railway station wifi using 49Gbps!

Anurag Bhatia
Railtel (the telecom arm of Indian railways) is running free wifi hotspots across the country in collaboration with Google. It’s there since last two years and started with the MoU between Railtel and Google (news here) back in 2015. Fast forward to 2018 - the free wifi project railway stations seems to be doing quite well with so many users using it. The project covers 361 stations and is expected to reach it’s target of 400 stations soon.

Amazon India peering check

Anurag Bhatia
And here goes first blog post of 2018. Last few months went busy with some major changes in personal life. :) I looked into Amazon’s India connectivity with various ASNs tonight. Here’s how it looks like. (Note: Jump to bottom most to skip traces and look at the summary data). Traceroutes Amazon India to Vodafone India traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 ( 21.861 ms ec2-52-66-0-134.

RIPE Atlas India coverage and some thoughts

Anurag Bhatia
It has been some time since I started pushing Indian community for hosting RIPE Atlas Probes. These probes are small devices designed to be hosted at end user’s connection and do pre-defined as well as user-defined measurement. Measurement includes ping, trace, DNS lookup, SSL check etc. Currently, there are 61 active RIPE Atlas probes. I would say it has +/- of 7-8 probes which go offline and come back online when I request hosts to check.