BSNL Jumps On Wimax BandwagonBy Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, August 28, 2010
ORISSA, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- BSNL - the state run telecom operator is trying its level best to increase its internet service user base. After building a huge user base with its wired landline broadband service it is now trying to focus on wireless high speed internet access service. It has rolled out latest WiMax based internet service in Orissa and expects huge user response. To make the service robust it is going to build close to 500 new towers in the state. The users staying within the 15km radius of the tower can access the service as BSNL has said. Sachin Pilot the Junior communication minister has lauded this effort of BSNL and has said it will give better internet access to the residents of the state.
BSNL has stated that the latest WiMax service will be made available in 80 centers in several districts of Orissa including Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Deogarh, Kendrapara, Sambalpur and some others. The WiMax service would be of particular help to the users who need high speed net access but do not like the hassles of wired internet service. In other states BSNL have good response with its 3G internet access service and gradually it will be rolled out in all states of India.
The cost of the BSNL WiMax Service and schemes are yet to be stated. Sachin Pilot who is the Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, launched the service in Cuttack on Saturday. He told the press that UPA government is keen on making Internet accessible not only in big cities but also in rural pockets.