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.