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Is India having WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) facility? If yes means which network and in which state?

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BSNL commercially launched the country's first mobile broadband fourth generation Internet access network--Mobile WiMAX in Kerala, making it the first state in urban India to have the facility. WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) technology, can provide a speed of up to 37 mbps. It is being deployed in Kerala with 900 BTS (Base Transmitting Stations) to cover the entire state, E M Abraham, Principal General Manager, BSNL, Ernakulam said. In the first phase, 450 BTS would be set up to cover all major cities,all district headquarters and important towns at a project cost of about Rs 100 crore. Roaming would initially be available within Kerala. Twentyfive BTS to cover Ernakulam city, Tripunithura, Kalamassery, Aluva and Angamally muncipalities were commissioned today and another 59 are to be commissioned soon.
Posted: 07-03-2012 @ 17:10:38
Well guys don't be confused. India Govt does not push for WiMAX or LTE, they just did auction the spectrum and it is to the operators to use WiMAX or LTE on Broadband Wireless Access spectrum i.e. 2.3GHz band. BWA spectrum winners like Infotel, Aircel, Airtel, Tikona, Qualcomm will go LTE route. Augere did not decide their choice, but it should be noted Augere is present in Pakistan and Bangladesh with WiMAX. BSNL is the only player with WiMAX, MTNL has shelved the WiMAX plans for time infinite. These PSU duo is totally confused to go with WiMAX or LTE, as they have 2.6GHz spectrum while private players have 2.3GHz spectrum. But as it seems to be BSNL will stick to WiMAX, but BSNL's plan to enter WiMAX market via franchisee route is under controvercy. So it is not sure when BSNL will go pan India with WiMAX. Till date BSNL WiMAX is available in Kerala and Haryana!
Posted: 12-06-2011 @ 14:14:08
Last Year after the WiMAX auction, infotel won the wimax spectrum for all india, and since then its gearing up for launch. Also MTNL and BSNL has wimax spectrum by defualt. bsnl launched wimax in kerala last month. now it has been launched in every state.
Posted: 10-06-2011 @ 00:18:46
Currently only BSNL offers WiMAX services commercially in Kerala and Haryana.
Posted: 09-06-2011 @ 21:02:51
Yes India have WiMAX facility. Last Year after the WiMAX auction, infotel won the wimax spectrum for all india, and since then its gearing up for launch. Also MTNL and BSNL has wimax spectrum by defualt. bsnl launched wimax in kerala last month. Tikona is also offerinf wimax facility in some aprts of the country. but overall the wimax is still in its first phase of introduction and is not offered by most of the auction winners till now. Reliance which bought infotel after auctions has spectrum for all 22 circles in india also Mukesh ambani made announcement regarding its luanch which is expected to happen soon.
Posted: 09-06-2011 @ 15:52:10
Well, Tough Wimax auctions were held last year, with many winner none of them has till now launched wimax facility apart from Tikona & BSNL. MTNL is looking for partners in franchisee model. So lets just wait n watch. Relaince(Big Brother) is expected to hit WiMAX soon, as he bought Infotel after it won WiMAX auction in all 22 circles.
Posted: 09-06-2011 @ 14:54:51