Sunday, March 21, 2010
at 7:32 PM
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has commercially launched India’s first mobile broadband fourth-generation internet access network – called Mobile WiMAX – in Kerala. This is the first step in BSNL’s plan to network the entire with WiMAX technology in a matter of few years.BSNL is the first telecom operator in the country to have launched the Mobile WiMAX service.
AVIAT( formerly Harris Stratex )has provided the technology for the Mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access).
The technology whose theoretical top speed is 37 MBPS ( though something like 7 MBPS tops is currently on offer) is available in the Kochi region – encompassing Ernakulam city, Tripunithura, Kalamassery, Aluva and Angamally municipalities – through 25 Base Transmitting Stations. Another 59 are being commissioned soon. The statewide coverage depends on the commissioning of another 900 BTSs.WiMAX technology in Kerala offering a Broadband internet speed of up to 37 MBPS.
According to BSNL in the first phase, 450 Base Transmitting Stations will be set up to cover all the major cities, district headquarters and towns in Kerala, with a project costing about $ 2.17 crore( Rs 100 crore approx.). Initially, roaming will be available within Kerala.The WiMAX technology provides access to broadband internet service at a cost performance ratio which is much better than any other technology.
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Posted by ALBERT JOSEPH