Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sachin Pilot launches WiMax services in Mizoram

Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot, on Thursday launched EVDO technology based wireless broadband services in Mizoram and also announced the introduction of WiMax based broadband services in the state.

He said that more advanced wireless technologies will be provided in the landslide prone state to prevent disruption of communication.

The minister said that BSNL has provided mobile phones to 91,000 people in the state and another 45,000 will have access within a year. He added that the government will spend Rs 34 crore to improve communication services in the state.

All villages in the state are to be covered with wireless communication by June 2011 and broadband services by the end of 2011, Pilot further said.

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