What is Wimax Features & Advantages?
Wimax is a limited area wireless internet connectivity service where in you can access to high speed internet connection by paying a charge. Its similar to a wired line broadband connection but available to a limited area network like a radius of 20kms. You can access to the internet in the whole 20kms network but once you are out of the Wimax internet area you are disconnected. Its better than the wireless internet services because you can access to real broadband speeds in wimax but in case of wireless internet you can access to a maximum to 128kbps internet connection[Speed Test]. The advantage of using a Wimax connection os that if you have got a bad wired internet connection this would be the best alternative.
India is a country with 100 million mobile phone users with the subscribers base increasing every month. Broadband services were launched commercially in India from 2005 with ADSL services covering small towns and cities but the total subscribers are still not yet covered. Currently the wireless internet services subscribers are increasing because of the problems with wired line services and frequent disconnections.
Wimax is a service where in limited area wireless services will be provided to broadband users and currently some broadband service providers like BSNL, VSNL, SIFY, Reliance & Bharti are trying out trials. BSNL has already installed Wi-Fi hot sports in 24 indian cities including Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai & Kolkata.
The Wimax Services in Bangalore for example is available in different plans with Reliance ie Unlimited Download plans & Data Based Plans with the following Tariff’s
750Rs 150kbps Unlimited usage
999Rs 300kbps Unlimited usage
1799Rs 600kbps Unlimited Usage
750Rs 2mbps 4Gb usage after limited usage per mb is charged on 0.90 paise/mb
Wimax Services in India
Wimax in Bangalore : In Trial Stage
Wimax in Pune : Tested and Implemented
Wimax in Jaipur : In Trial Stage 6 Spots
Wimax in Mumbai : Not Available
Wimax in Hyderabad : Not Available
Wimax in New Delhi : Not Available
Wimax in Chennai : Not Available
Wimax in Ahmedabad : Tested and Implemented
A Total estimated time of 2 years is expected for the implementation of Wimax in all the major cities & towns in India. If you are a Wimax user, do let us know with your personal feedback about their services.