BSNL Launched 4G Mobile WiMAX in Rjasthan
BSNL(Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.)the state owned telecom giant launched the 4th Generation Mobile WiMAX Broadband service in Ajmer district in Rajasthan.
BSNL WiMAX is not for mobile phones, just in case you are wondering. BSNL is using its WiMAX technology to network block headquarters for state governments e-governance networks. BSNL already has a WiMAX service, which is operational in some cities(now in Kerala). BSNL has tied up with SOMA technologies of US to launch WiMAX in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. The focus is on smaller cities and towns, and not so much on metros.
BSNL will make WiMAX available for Common Service Centres in states. BSNL WiMAX will be used for issuing vehicle registration, tele-medicine, videoconferencing, payment of bills, issue of birth certificates etc. The monthly tariff for BSNL WiMAX is Rs 140.
According to BSNL This technology offers broadband speed of 7Mbps at a distance of 15 kilometers. Also, it offers mobility in wireless broadband.