Thursday, May 6, 2010
at 10:02 PM
State owned Telecom Player BSNL launched 4th Generation WiMAX service in the state of ASSAM.MP Sachin Pilot launched WiMax, BSNL’s high-speed wireless data services, at Chaygaon in Kamrup district to provide high-speed connectivity in the rural areas. High-speed Internet services will be available in an area of 15km at a broadband speed of 7 Mbps.
The BSNL will set up 850 mobile towers includind BST in the Northeast to deliver high quality telephone and also to provide communication facilities for border areas. Meanwhile metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai will also get a facelift.
The high speed wireless broadband connectivity will offer video conferencing, enabling tele-medicine and tele-education, besides providing other services like payment of utility bills, issue of birth certificates, land records, vehicle registration and many more....
The Vision of rural WiMax is deepening and the efforts rolled out in Assam will turn out it as a best investment hub for telecom sector. Rural areas can avail this service with a starting tariff of Rs 140 per month. BSNL has already planned to spend approximately Rs 1,200 crore for rural WiMAX.
WiMax services covers more than 200 base stations in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.And also 450 BST work in progress for URBAN WiMAX in KERALA based on 4G. In the first phase BSNL would cover 1000 block headquarters across the country and the remaining block headquarters be connected through 50,000 common service centers’ in next segment.
Posted by ALBERT JOSEPH