India’s National telecom backbone and state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launches WiMAX the 4th Generation Wireless Broadband Service in the north eastern state of Assam with speed up to 7 Mbps to empowered the rural parts of North Eastern India with High Speed Super Fast Internet.
Union minister of state for communications and technology Sachin Pilot launched the BSNL WiMax at Chaygaon in Kamrup district of Assam to provide high-speed connectivity in the rural areas. Through this BSNL will usher in a new era of growth in rural areas of North East. This technology offers broadband speed of 7 mbps at a distance of 15 kms.
BSNL WiMAX high speed wireless broadband connectivity aimed Rural Empowerment and offers video conferencing, tele-medicine service and tele-education, besides providing other services through local administrative body i.e. Panchayat Samiti (Block Headquarters) like payment of utility bills, issue of birth certificates, land records, on line vehicle registration etc.
BSNL provide WiMAX Broadband service with the cheapest fixed monthly rental of just Rs.140 for rural areas and announced that services in 1,000 Block Headquarters (Panchayat Samiti) will be launched across India soon
According to the Mr. Pilot “We are now laying special emphasis and focus on setting up mobile towers and other communications facilities in the insurgency hit northeastern states and also in border areas. The Union Government has sanctioned Rs 250 crore for laying down an 800km optical fiber cable line in Assam to provide high-speed connectivity in the telecom sector.
In a bid to boots the Broadband service in North East, State operator BSNL will lay down the optical fibre cable network. The Centre will provide all help to boost connectivity in Assam and the Northeast and this is the first step in that direction,” Pilot said
To enhance the GSM Mobile network, BSNL will set up new 843 mobile towers in the Northeast to deliver high quality telephone and broadband services to its remotest parts.