BSNL deploys WiMAX in Dhakor and Assam

This month, BSNL will roll out WiMAX services in Dhakor of Greater Noida, which is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The area is under the remit of the Indian National Capital Region (NCR).

By the end of this financial year, BSNL and MTNL will have installed 10 new base stations, with great care taken to ensure minimal downtime. The deployment is expected to attract over 20,000 new subscribers to each company by March 2011.

The next financial year will see the service extend to other areas within the NCR, including Bisradh, Dadri, Jewar and Jahangirpuri.

The deployment follows on from BSNL’s launch of WiMAX services in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. Initially deployed at Chaygaon in the region’s Kamrup district, the new service brings broadband speeds of up to 7mbps to rural areas. Fees in such areas will be affordable at Rs. 140 per month.

BSNL is also constructing a fibre optic cable network throughout the northeast of India, with an 800km line running through Assam. The operator is planning to install 843 mobile towers across the most remote parts of India in order to bolster its GSM network.

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