BSNL Punjab Circle Launched 4G WiMAX Broadband
Indian telecom giant Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launches WiMAX the 4th Generation Wireless Broadband Service in Punjab telecom circle with speed up to 7 Mbps(37mbps comming soon)
The CGM, Punjab telecom BSNL, Wimax services for urban areas launched by Mr.Pradeep Paliwal, . It is significant that Punjab BSNL has already providing WiMax services in some limited pockets of rural areas.To empowered all 20 Districts headquarter, urban areas/towns of Punjab with High Speed Super Fast Internet connectivity, Speaking on the launch of WiMAX services Mr.Pradeep Paliwal, Cheif General Manager, BSNL said that
"WiMax provides a super speed and reliable broadband service over wireless media. The minimum speed is 512 Kbps whereas the highest speed which can be taken from WiMax is 7 Mbps(37Mbps will be available soon). Each BTS tower has got around it a coverage area of 15 kms., where connections can be provided."
BSNL also offer Free trail of Wimax Broadband services for its prospective subscribers which is valid up to 15 April 2010.BSNL introduces a total of 7 tariff plans out of which 3 plans are for limited use and 4 plans are offered for unlimited use of broadband. Fixed monthly charges vary
from Rs.220 per month to Rs.750 per month for plans having limited use with regard to download/upload of data. Fixed monthly charges vary from Rs.999 to Rs.7,000 per month for plans having unlimited download or upload.(Mainly for Business).BSNL will continue to unroll WiMAX in India. It’s an important market to see how WiMAX is adopted by a tech savvy country. India has really tied itself to WiMAX but one wonders whether BSNL will consider the switch to LTE and follow a similar path to what Clearwire might do in the U.S.
Customer premises Wimax equipment can be taken from BSNL at rent of Rs. 50 per month or can be purchased after paying the charges.