Asia Express - Data Communications
WiMAX Development in Asia July 5-11
July 09, 2010
Indian state-owned carrier BSNL is slated to launch its WiMAX broadband service in Chandigarh within two months, adding to its existing WiMAX service in the major towns and cities of Punjab, according to a July 8 report by India's Business Standard. Thus far, BSNL has invested around 700 million Rupees (US$15.0 million; US$1=46.8 Rupees) in its WiMAX rollout in Punjab and Chandigarh. BSNL expects to cover the entire state of Punjab with its WiMAX service within the next six months. At present, BSNL has accumulated a WiMAX subscriber base of some 1,000 in Punjab and plans to boost the number to 18,000 by the end of the current fiscal year which ends in March 2011.