WiMAX update (BSNL to invest Rs 2000 cr to hike broadband network)
"India is quickly emerging as a major market for WiMAX," said Adlane Fellah, principal analyst, Maravedis Research and co-author of a comprehensive report on WiMAX in India. "With a population of more than one billion and a growing economy, India lacks the wireline broadband infrastructure to support its growing economy. India is a gigantic market for wireless broadband and the adoption of WiMAX will only accelerate as new spectrum is opened up to support the government's broadband policy. In this context, Aperto has proven its ability to meet the needs of major service providers in India and continues to capture a dominant share of the Indian WiMAX market."Hindu Reports "BSNL to invest Rs 2,000 cr to hike broadband network":
India's largest telecom operator BSNL will invest about Rs 2,000 crore to augment its broadband infrastructure in urban and rural areas.
He also announced that the company would offer broadband connectivity at a speed of up to 2 mbps at the existing tariff of Rs 250 per month.
With this offering, BSNL will upgrade all its 8.2 lakh broadband users with upto 2 mbps broadband speed from the current 256 kbps.
BSNL will be deploying Aperto's PacketMAX 5000 base stations, the industry's highest density, highest capacity, and highest performing base station. BSNL will also be deploying Aperto's PM 300 subscriber units, along with Aperto's WaveCenter™ EMS Pro, the element management system.
A little research on PacketMAX 5000: It is WiMAX Forum Certified, IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HyperMAN certified. Radio power output is of 17dBm, 20 dBm, 30 dBm. Which makes the range of available from 7 to 18KM.