BSNL Launches WiMAX service in Kochi
Another first from BSNL. Following the launch of 3G service in Kerala, BSNL has today launched WiMAX service in Kochi. WiMAX – the advanced wireless broadband service can provide Internet speed up to 37 Mbps. BSNL has plans to roll out WiMAX to the entire Kerala state with its 900 BTS’s. Initially it will roll out to 450 BTS’s. WiMAX service will be available in Trivandrum soon.
WiMAX Tariff plans
Initially BSNL offers unlimited bandwidth usage plans for fixed rental of Rs. 900 per month. More details on the WiMAX tariff is available at the BSNL Website
What is WiMAX?
WiMAX is also known a 4G. It is a long range wireless broadband technology. Compared to WiFi, WiMAX technology can provide coverage within many kilometers. This new wireless technology can provide Internet bandwidth at speeds greater than wired broadband (DSL). WiMAX can provide higher bandwidth to mobile devices, laptops and PCs, and will further enhance IP TV.
BSNL is the first operator in the country to launch WiMAX technology, however BSNL has disappointed users by limiting the speed at 512Kbps for the unlimited plan.