BSNL Launches 4G WIMAX Broadband Services In Kochi (Kerala)

State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launches WiMAX the 4th Generation Wireless Broadband Service in Kochi city of Kerala telecom circle with speed up to 2 Mbps (core network speed 7 Mbps).

To empowered all 79 Key areas of Kochi including surrounding urban areas/towns like Nedumkandam, Kattapana, Kumili, Peermade, Munnar, Idukki, Adimaly and Suryanelli with High Speed Super Fast Wireless Internet connectivity, BSNL installed approx 200 WIMAX BTS towers in this region.

BSNL introduces a total of 7 tariff plans out of which 3 plans are for limited use and 4 plans are offered for Unlimited use of Wireless Broadband with speed ranging from 512 Kbps to 2 Mbps. Fixed monthly charges vary from Rs. 220 per month to Rs.750 per month for plans having limited use with regard to download/upload of data. Fixed monthly charges vary from Rs.750 (Home users) to Rs.7,000 per month for plans having unlimited download/upload.

Customer premises Wimax Equipment (Modem/CPE) can be taken from BSNL at rent of Rs.40 per month or can be purchased after paying the charges.

BSNL authorities said on a press release that the WIMAX Broadband connection will be given within a day. For new connection and other details prospective subscriber can contact: 1502 or 1503. Those in Ernakulam and Idukki may send SMS “WiMAX” to 9447419447.

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  • Ragesh February 26, 2014 12:50 pm, 12:50 PM

    I am in Cochin. I am a BSNL Broadband customer last two year. Really horrible service.

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  • Plaito July 3, 2013 4:40 am, 4:40 AM

    Even though BSNL offer WI-Max connection within 1 day Practically it required 1 week and very poor service in Kochi

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  • Anindya bag April 30, 2012 5:02 pm, 5:02 PM

    I want unlimited broadband @500 per month at 1 Mbps upto 4 GB, 650 Kbps beyond 4 GB.

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  • Anindya bag April 30, 2012 4:57 pm, 4:57 PM

    i want unlimited broadband @500 per month at 1 mbps speed.

    Reply
  • sumir September 23, 2011 12:32 am, 12:32 AM

    @vidisha.tu ne mere mann ki baat bol di.we need ultd 1mps plan at less than 500 rs.tnx

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  • sapna September 18, 2011 10:39 pm, 10:39 PM

    i want unlimited broadband @500 per month at 1 mbps speed…..

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  • Riju June 13, 2011 3:20 pm, 3:20 PM

    @Devraj
    This is only for small amount data users.

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  • Raghu June 8, 2011 12:21 am, 12:21 AM

    @Arjun Chandrashekar
    what abt 5,6,7 points. how many BTS have they launched

    Reply
  • Manoj Abhigyan June 7, 2011 11:46 pm, 11:46 PM

    Tata Communications (Formerly known as VSNL), long distance communications and enterprise internet services provider, will use Cisco System’s newly launched routers for deploying its next-generation ethernet services in India.
    Tata Communications is amongst the first set of customers for Cisco’s new product that provides higher capacity to handle surging data and video use.
    The new technology would efficiently deliver new communication services throughout its nationwide footprint.
    Cisco’s new routers ASR 9000 will play a pivotal role in the continued delivery of world-class services to customers and would help Tata Communications to meet its growing bandwidth needs as it continues to add advanced products and services.
    It is important to note that Tata Communicationshas been a partner with Cisco for a long time and new range of devices would help the company compete with data serviceproviding rivals such as Bharti Airtel, BSNL, MTNL and Sify .
    Last week Tata Communications said thatit planned a slew of measures to drive down network costs and focus on productivity gains.

    Reply
  • Abhijit jiwane June 7, 2011 4:28 pm, 4:28 PM

    A very good and excellent opportunities for one step success

    Reply
  • Devraj June 6, 2011 4:35 pm, 4:35 PM

    4G WBA means Speed should be 50 to 100Mbps what is this 3G is giving more speed than this

    Reply
  • bharathkumara June 6, 2011 3:43 pm, 3:43 PM

    Arjun Chandrashekar :
    @Amit.G
    The Status Of Karnataka is Given Below
    1.AIRTEL-Market Leader Of Karnataka With 16,000+BTS, Coverage Expansion is in Progress(25% Congested, QoS Is Bad)
    2.VODAFONE-Next To AirTel Having More Than 14,000+BTS, Coverage Expansion is in Progress( 20% Congested QoS Is Ok) 3.IDEA-Coverage Leader Of Karnataka, Having 17,000+BTS, Coverage Expansion is in Progress (Crystal Clear Network,QoS Is Good)
    4.BSNL-Coverage is Excellent Having 22,000+BTS, (100%Congested, QoS Is Worse)
    5.Aircel-Coverage is Good, Covered More Than 50% Of Karnataka, Coverage Expansion Is in Progress(20% Congested, QoS is Average)
    6.TATA DOCOMO-Useless Operator Of Karnataka, Covered More Than Aircel, Coverage Expansion Has Been Stopped(50%Congested,QoS is Worst).
    6.Reliance-Coverage is as Excellent as AirTel, Idea, Vodafone (10%Congested, QoS is Weak)
    7.UNINOR-Covered 35% Of Karnataka(Service is Excellent)

    bsnl network is not good in bengaluru… every time calldrop… when u moving in bus, bike. not good.. its not congested…

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar June 6, 2011 12:28 pm, 12:28 PM

    @jijo
    CDMA is Though Most Powerful Than GSM, It Can’t Be told That GSM is Not Reliable, Even MTS Is Operating Under 850MHz CDMA Band, Sometimes We Can’t Able To Hear Anything Whereas The Maintenance Of Servers Only Determines The Service Quality

    Reply
  • Jagan June 6, 2011 11:06 am, 11:06 AM

    GOPAN NAIR :
    Do you have this facility at Thiruvalla Circle (with in the city)
    gopan

    Check at :
    http://kerala.bsnl.co.in/Wimax/WIHom.asp

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar June 6, 2011 8:09 am, 8:09 AM

    @novice freak
    Buddy As I’m Staying In Karnataka, I Can Give Information About Karnataka Circle. But I Don’t Know About Andhra Pradesh Circle

    Reply
  • jijo June 5, 2011 10:21 pm, 10:21 PM

    @Amit.G
    if you are looking for quality in voice, go for CDMA. No GSM operator can match its superior LAND LINE like reliability..if you look around, you can see at least one GSM user yelling out “Hello hello..(then looks in the mobile to check how many bars….then wonders why this crap even when the network is full!!)Say good bye to this unreliable GSM.

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  • Avilash June 5, 2011 3:19 pm, 3:19 PM

    2 Mbps in 4G!!!! ONLY possible in INDIA…….

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    • Ragesh February 26, 2014 12:47 pm, 12:47 PM

      Yes. But when you surf you get 512 kpbs you are the luckiest man in the world….

      Reply
  • Jaishankar June 5, 2011 3:09 pm, 3:09 PM

    I am from trivandrum,Kerala ,been using bsnl wimax 750 plan for last one year, 2mbps for direct downloads ,browsing speed not that good though

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar June 5, 2011 12:35 pm, 12:35 PM

    @prasad
    Man, I’m Disgusted With BSNL Network, Always Congested, Network Reloads After 5 Hours. Voice Quality Is Too Bad When Compared To Any Operator.

    Reply
  • novice freak June 5, 2011 12:20 pm, 12:20 PM

    @Arjun Chandrashekar
    any info about vodafone 3G in AP. I Tried porting out from Vodafone , but they are simply rejecting my port out request, not once but some four times till now. I am stuck with vodafone. No ways to port out I guess. Any suggestion?

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  • Mansoor June 5, 2011 11:42 am, 11:42 AM

    Bsnl already launched Wi-max in kerala in 2010. It is now available in my nearest city Manjeri..

    Reply
  • Ankur Mhatre June 5, 2011 11:24 am, 11:24 AM

    Manoj Abhigyan :
    According to a news Panasonic has developed a 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless technology that is optimized for mobile devices and can transmit mobile data at rates that are 20-times faster than current LANs, while only drawing just one watt of power from the battery.
    This multi-gigabit wireless communication technology consists of a 60GHz transceiver and a baseband processor which are integrated individually onto CMOS semiconductor chips through circuit technologies optimized formobile devices.
    Up till today, only the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands have been used in high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices.
    >The world’s lowest noise signal generator (-95dBc/Hz at 1MHz offset frequency) enables high sensitivity wireless performance.
    >Forward error correction (FEC) code is indispensable to maintain reliability in high-speed wireless communication. In this technology, the circuit size of decoding block is 30% smaller than that of Panasonic’s conventional architectures by optimizing decoding circuits. This reduction results in lower power consumption.

    What is the source of this ? Please share with us

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  • prasad June 5, 2011 10:04 am, 10:04 AM

    @Arjun Chandrashekar numbers are totaly wrong….
    if BSNL is 100% congested.. how people use their nw. QOS may be bad…Report looks as if it is biased..

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  • GOPAN NAIR June 5, 2011 12:45 am, 12:45 AM

    Do you have this facility at Thiruvalla Circle (with in the city)
    gopan

    Reply
  • Manoj Abhigyan June 4, 2011 10:21 pm, 10:21 PM

    According to a news Panasonic has developed a 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless technology that is optimized for mobile devices and can transmit mobile data at rates that are 20-times faster than current LANs, while only drawing just one watt of power from the battery.
    This multi-gigabit wireless communication technology consists of a 60GHz transceiver and a baseband processor which are integrated individually onto CMOS semiconductor chips through circuit technologies optimized formobile devices.
    Up till today, only the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands have been used in high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices.

    >The world’s lowest noise signal generator (-95dBc/Hz at 1MHz offset frequency) enables high sensitivity wireless performance.
    >Forward error correction (FEC) code is indispensable to maintain reliability in high-speed wireless communication. In this technology, the circuit size of decoding block is 30% smaller than that of Panasonic’s conventional architectures by optimizing decoding circuits. This reduction results in lower power consumption.

    Reply
  • Amit.G June 4, 2011 9:12 pm, 9:12 PM

    @Arjun Chandrashekar
    Ya ur rite, Idea is planning to roll out 3G pan india

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar June 4, 2011 8:55 pm, 8:55 PM

    @Amit.G
    The Status Of Karnataka is Given Below
    1.AIRTEL-Market Leader Of Karnataka With 16,000+BTS, Coverage Expansion is in Progress(25% Congested, QoS Is Bad)
    2.VODAFONE-Next To AirTel Having More Than 14,000+BTS, Coverage Expansion is in Progress( 20% Congested QoS Is Ok) 3.IDEA-Coverage Leader Of Karnataka, Having 17,000+BTS, Coverage Expansion is in Progress (Crystal Clear Network,QoS Is Good)
    4.BSNL-Coverage is Excellent Having 22,000+BTS, (100%Congested, QoS Is Worse)
    5.Aircel-Coverage is Good, Covered More Than 50% Of Karnataka, Coverage Expansion Is in Progress(20% Congested, QoS is Average)
    6.TATA DOCOMO-Useless Operator Of Karnataka, Covered More Than Aircel, Coverage Expansion Has Been Stopped(50%Congested,QoS is Worst).
    6.Reliance-Coverage is as Excellent as AirTel, Idea, Vodafone (10%Congested, QoS is Weak)
    7.UNINOR-Covered 35% Of Karnataka(Service is Excellent)

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar June 4, 2011 8:32 pm, 8:32 PM

    @Amit.G
    Ya I’m Also Using Idea Cellular The Service Is Quite Excellent Compared To Other Operators. I Came To Know That Idea Will Launch 3G in Karnataka by Tying Up With AirTel, This Information Told Me an Idea Cellular Showroom Person Working @ SouthEnd Circle Bangalore

    Reply
  • Amit.G June 4, 2011 8:20 pm, 8:20 PM

    @Arjun Chandrashekar
    ya may be. I ported my old docomo number to idea today. It took almost 4 days. Idea is offering really fantastic network quality. Even airtel vodafon score low when compared wit idea. Clarity is also equivalent to uninor. Now using uninor only for 38rs pack.

    Reply
  • Arjun Chandrashekar June 4, 2011 7:56 pm, 7:56 PM

    @Amit.G
    This Might Be Caused Due To The Erostic Mistake Of The Network Analyst Of Tata Teleservices. For Example BSNL Was Goofed Up By AirTel Due To Irresponsible Of Webmaster Of BSNL

    Reply
  • Amit.G June 4, 2011 7:44 pm, 7:44 PM

    Friends just now one confusing event occurd. I got a call to my tata doc number from tata doc number(fancy 9036002265) when i received the IVR said HI THIS CALL IS FROM TATA DOCOMO PLEASE PRESS 1 TO CONTINUE. when i pressed 1 suddenly airtel music started playing and it told about tata’s new offer and call got disconnected. Didn understand how come tata play airtel music that too new one in tier IVR And advertise about some offer.

    Reply
  • Ashish June 4, 2011 7:18 pm, 7:18 PM

    how to use it in the phone or it is possible with iphone 4

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    • na June 17, 2013 9:07 pm, 9:07 PM

      you put it into a bucket of hot water

      Reply
  • jan June 4, 2011 7:05 pm, 7:05 PM

    som :
    why all the good thing are in kerala–EVDO with wide coverage,now Wimax????why why?
    if 2G radiations are ‘possibly carcinogenic’(WHO),what is the effect of Wimax wave?is not it stronger?

    It is not that ’2G’ radiations are harmful…
    They said that ‘Using of Mobile Phones’ is carcinogenic…

    And …Similarly..the devices working on WiMAX wave are also ‘carcinogenic’…

    Reply
  • som June 4, 2011 6:55 pm, 6:55 PM

    why all the good thing are in kerala–EVDO with wide coverage,now Wimax????why why?
    if 2G radiations are ‘possibly carcinogenic’(WHO),what is the effect of Wimax wave?is not it stronger?

    Reply
  • TREMERIN DSOUZA June 4, 2011 6:31 pm, 6:31 PM

    @Mayur Hawaldar
    yes bsnl has pan india licence for 4g. (execpt MUMBAI&DELHI where MTNL has)

    Reply
  • jan June 4, 2011 6:21 pm, 6:21 PM

    Ganesh Srinivasan :
    The rates appear to be cheaper than 3G rates? Rs. 750 for unlimited and starting at Rs. 220 etc. Can some pundits explain please – the tech aspects and hence its impact on commercial rates

    There is no much difference in rates when compared with 3G…
    The Rs. 750 Plan provides unlimited usage at 512 kbps..

    While other monthly plans are of limited usage (with speed from 512 kbps to 2mbps) as:

    Rs. 220/- : 400 MB
    Rs. 350/- : 1.0 GB
    Rs. 750/- : 4.0 GB

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  • Mayur Hawaldar June 4, 2011 5:48 pm, 5:48 PM

    bsnl has pan india licence for wimax? piz clarify

    Reply
  • Ganesh Srinivasan June 4, 2011 5:20 pm, 5:20 PM

    The rates appear to be cheaper than 3G rates? Rs 750 for unlimited and starting at Rs 220 etc. Can some pundits explain please – the tech aspects and hence its impact on commercial rates

    Reply
  • Riju June 4, 2011 3:43 pm, 3:43 PM

    it is already launched in kannur so many months back.speed is very good.

    Reply
  • Mahmood Junaid June 4, 2011 2:39 pm, 2:39 PM

    wimax is already launched in kerala months back… Some of my frnds are using it… 750rs unlmtd… There avg speed is 1.9mbps….

    Reply
  • lovable June 4, 2011 2:30 pm, 2:30 PM

    i have never seen or used Wi-Max service but ’4G’ word dekh ke dil me kuch kuch hua ;)

    Reply
  • mark June 4, 2011 2:02 pm, 2:02 PM

    tHIS is very interesting, india is getting wire-free…

    Reply

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