Aperto Networks, Wimax certified gear vendor will power BSNL’s WiMax network in 6 Indian cities. Bangalore had some trial runs about WiMax in October.
The 6 cities that will be lighted by WiMax are Ahmedabad, Bangalore / Bengalooru, Chennai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad and Pune. Apart from these centers, BSNL always keeps in mind the universal service obligation and has chosen 4 rural centers in Haryana to light with WiMax.
The rollout is expected to be completed by end of Jan-2007 and will enable BSNL to offer services such as High speed internet, VoIP, e-governance, etc. Don’t expect the services and end user equipment to be cheap.