Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited (BSNL) is planning in a big way to spread WiMax access across India. BSNL released a tender for WiMax services in the India to provide services to 25,000 villages and 70 cities. The WIMax service has already been tested in one of the Kolkata centers. The GoI had set a target of 20 million WiMax subscribers by 2010.
BSNL’s role for Wi Max planned in 2008 was integrating a key educational component, by connecting 40,000 schools under broadband coverage. BSNL is planning to operate 50,000 Wi Max kiosks all over the country, especially in rural area. Hopefully this will make internet usage popular in rural India.
BSNL is also planning to enhance its broadband services from 2 MB per household at present to 100 MB in the urban areas, and 2MB in the rural areas. By 2010, there will be one Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) network that will cater to all telecom service providers.
Source: business standard