Friday, June 18, 2010

BSNL launching WiMAX service in Orissa

BSNL Heads to state of Orissa for WiMAX services
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), State owned telecom giant, will launch its WiMAX services in Orissa this year. The WiMAX service, which provides broadband wireless internet connection in rural areas, has already been launched in Rajasthan on a pilot basis.

In Orissa, the sources said, as many as 645 WiMAX BTS sites has been identified. In the first phase, WiMAX BTS will be set up at 107 locations while other 538 locations will be covered in the second phases. These include 14 stations in Berhampur telecom district, covering Ganjam and Gajapati districts, said the general manager of the telecom district, BK Nayak. The equipment had already been installed by the Indian Telephone Industry (ITI), Bangalore, in the sites proposed to be covered in the first phase. The testing will conducted soon before full launch of the service, he stated. The main purpose of the WiMAX service is to take the broadband internet service to the rural areas, where laying of cable to provide internet connection is either not possible or too expensive.

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