BSNL in the last fortnight launched its WI MAX internet services to the public of Belgaum. WiMAX is a unique technology being deployed by BSNL for the first time in India. This technology provides fixed as well as fully mobile high speed broadband connectivity alongwith roaming feature.
To access Wimax one needs to get the indoor or outdoor CPE like a modem (USB option also available) . The advantages of Wimax is that there are no cables like in broadband dsl and hence you also get mobility.
The normal range of Wimax is about 4 kms in Urban areas and about 15 kms in Rural areas and speed varies from 256 Kbps to 2 Mbps.
One can buy the CPE or pay a rental and there are unlimited plans for Rs750 with 512 kbps speeds. Rentals start from Rs.250 a month. Also there is a pay in advance option.
For entire tariff see this page.
Benefits of WiMAX?
Convenience: You can move around the CPE device and get the Internet access everywhere in your home, and in the office. And you can subscribe only one connection for both office and home use.
No Wire Required: No Wire, No Telephone connection required.
Quick setup & activation: WiMAX setup and activation are quick and fast. You don’t have to wait for telephone running.
Quality connection: Using WiMAX you can browsing at a very good speed.
Requirements for Wimax: A desktop or laptop computer with Ethernet card and the wireless device i.e. CPE (Customer Premise Equipment). CPE can be purchased from BSNL or can be provided on monthly rent as you apply for WiMAX connection.
If you are interested just fill this form online here and you will get a confirmation SMS from BSNL with the name of the person and his name who will contact you for your interest in the BSNL service.