BSNL to buyback WiMax CPE from existing customers

By March 18th, 2015 AT 11:08 AM

bsnl100mbps-speedBSNL started WiMax service long before 4G came to India. But could not find any market for the service as it was costly and speed was just 2Mbps. Finally, BSNL surrendered BWA spectrum which was used for WiMax service in six circles but continued service in other circles.

As a relief to subscribers who have invested in costly WiMax devices, BSNL is now offering Rs 500 buyback for working WiMax CPE from existing customers. The offer is applicable to all circles of BSNL and any BSNL WiMax users can surrender the working WiMax CPE for buyback offer. WiMax CPE was sold at a price of Rs 1500 for USB Dongle/Indoor CPE/Outdoor CPE.

BSNL plan to exit WiMax and move to LTE?

Last year BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava speaking to a media said its plans to launch 4G LTE service by March 2015. This was right after BSNL surrenders BWA spectrum in 6 circles. BSNL intend to remain BWA spectrum 14 circles for the LTE service. This buyback offer is also inlined with its plans to exit WiMax and move towards much superior 4G LTE.

It’s good to see PSU operators like BSNL is taking such a good initiative. Do let us know by comments your view on this buyback offer by BSNL.

An IT professional who has got great passion for telecom. Has been closely watching Indian telecom space since 2009.

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shailendra singh

aadhar card website not open in bsnl wimax why please problemme solve


I salute you for praising BSNL 3g.Here at my place,I dont have any tall buildings around me and all the operators give full signal inside my room,be it 2G,3G or even Airtel 4g. Only Bsnl‘ s 3G is the pathetic.I have to be lucky enough to get their signal as most of the times they dont have any signal and sometimes at night their signal stays for a minute or two.Complained but didnt work.Also their 3G is very pathetic as most of the times they switch to ‘G’ mode and not even ‘E’. But their 2G has showed quite improvement.Very… Read more »

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