Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Broadband: Reliance, VSNL trying out WiMax

Looks like India is gearing up for WiMax. I hope this is not just on paper. Anyone have more details ?

Reliance Infocomm, the code division multiple access mobile service company, the Tata group's Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSNL) and the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) have or are about to test launch wireless broadband technology commonly known as WiMax.

A Reliance Infocomm spokesman confirmed this: "We are looking at new technology options, including WiMax. It is at an experimental stage and trials are now being conducted in our lab."

A VSNL board member said, "WiMax technology is being tested by VSNL. This will give us access for last mile wireless connectivity."

A BSNL executive in Mumbai said; "We expect to set up a pilot project in Pune within the next six months."

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