BSNL Wimax services for urban areas launched by Mr.Pradeep Paliwal, CGM, Punjab Telecom BSNL. It is significant that Punjab BSNL has already providing WiMax services in some limited pockets of rural areas.
To empowered all 20 Districts headquarter, urban areas/towns of Punjab with High Speed Super Fast Internet connectivity, BSNL installed 350 Wimax BTS towers in all districts HQ and major towns including capital city Chandigarh. Besides, Distract Hqrs., some important towns are covered named Panchkulaa, Zirakpur, Mandigobindgarh, Samana, Rajpura, Muktsar, Rampurphul, Kotkapura, Abohar, Batala, Gurdaspur, jagroan, Phagwara, Khanna, for the WiMax services.
Speaking on the launch of WiMAX services Mr.Pradeep Paliwal, Cheif General Manager, BSNL said that "WiMax provides a super speed and reliable broadband service over wireless media. The minimum speed is 512 Kbps whereas the highest speed which can be taken from WiMax is 7 Mbps. Each BTS tower has got around it a coverage area of 15 kms., where connections can be provided."
BSNL also offer Free trail of Wimax services for its prospective subscribers which is valid up to 15 April 2010.The operator 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 broadband. Fixed monthly charges vary from Rs.220 per month to Rs.750 per month for plans having limited use with regard to down load/upload of data. Fixed monthly charges vary from Rs.999 to Rs.7,000 per month for plans having unlimited down/upload.
Customer premises Wimax equipment can be taken from BSNL at rent of Rs. 50 per month or can be purchased after paying the charges.