NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) - Get Report were increasing in pre-market trading on Tuesday as its unit Google is rolling out a new public WiFi service in India called Google Station.
The move comes as the technology company looks to broaden its reach in the country and draw more users to its search engine platform.
Google will launch the WiFi hot spots in places frequented by large groups of people, such as malls, transit stations, universities and cafes, the company said in a statement this morning.
The company currently offers free wifi access at 53 railway stations in India and plans to expand the service to 100 by the end of 2016, Google added.
Google is also exploring monetizing the service at railway stations.
Google Station will launch in Indonesia and the Philippines at some point, the company said.
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