ABS launches WiMAX in Bangalore

By : |January 18, 2007 0


BANGALORE: Aircel Business Solutions (ABS), today announced the launch of wireless Internet services through Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) in Bangalore.

ABS intends to extend WiMAX to 26 more cities in India soon. The company hopes to target IT and ITES firms; enterprises across various verticals and also the booming SME sector in India.

ABS is in the process of implementing WiMAX network in prominent locations in Bangalore. It is also identifying and deploying Wi-Fi hotspots in Bangalore with indoor and outdoor points backhauled with WiMAX.

Internet services at these hotspots will be enabled through pre-paid cards integrated with Payment Gateways for online registrations. The company has already acquired the necessary spectrum in 802.16d and 802.16e for the roll-out of services.

“With all India backhaul capacities connecting more than 125 cities and towns, ABS is targeting the top 1000 corporates for connectivity solutions, content services and m-commerce services,” said Ram Shinde, head – Aircel Busienss Solutions.

He said that the company would be rolling out WiMAX in the 802.16d standard in the current fiscal across 44 cities and would subsequently roll out 802.16e next fiscal. ABS has set up a WiMAX expertise center in Chennai.

Besides Aircel, companies like Intel, BSNL, Alcatel and others are pushing WiMAX technology, which is expected to cost only one-third the price of traditional fiber networks.

The technology will replace Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and Internet access technologies.

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