What is WiMAX?
WiMAX is an IP based, wireless broadband access technology that provides performance similar to 802.11/Wi-Fi networks with the coverage and QOS (quality of service) of cellular networks. WiMAX is also an acronym meaning “Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX).
WiMAX is a wireless digital communications system, also known as IEEE 802.16, that is intended for wireless “metropolitan area networks”. WiMAX can provide broadband wireless access (BWA) up to 30 miles (50 km) for fixed stations, and 3 – 10 miles (5 – 15 km) for mobile stations. In contrast, the WiFi/802.11 wireless local area network standard is limited in most cases to only 100 – 300 feet (30 – 100m).
IEEE 802.16 Specifications
- Range – 30-mile (50-km) radius from base station
- Speed – 70 megabits per second
- Line-of-sight not needed between user and base station
- Frequency bands – 2 to 11 GHz and 10 to 66 GHz (licensed and unlicensed bands)
- Defines both the MAC and PHY layers and allows multiple PHY-layer specifications
With WiMAX, WiFi-like data rates are easily supported, but the issue of interference is lessened. WiMAX operates on both licensed and non-licensed frequencies, providing a regulated environment and viable economic model for wireless carriers.
At its heart, however, WiMAX is a standards initiative. Its purpose is to ensure that the broadband wireless radios manufactured for customer use interoperate from vendor to vendor. The primary advantages of the WiMAX standard are to enable the adoption of advanced radio features in a uniform fashion and reduce costs for all of the radios made by companies, who are part of the WiMAX Forum™ – a standards body formed to ensure interoperability via testing. The more recent Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard is a similar term describing a parallel technology to WiMAX that is being developed by vendors and carriers as a counterpoint to WiMAX.
BSNL is the only operator who has the licensed spectrum to operate the same currently in the country.
Services Offered by BSNL WiMAX:
- High speed broadband connectivity upto 7Mbps
- Leased Lines
- VPN Services
- Web based Video Conferencing
Connecting to BSNL WiMAX
There are 3 types of Customer Premises Equipment, viz USB dongle for mobility, indoor type CPE and Outdoor CPE for fixed wireless broadband connectivity.Customers can avail any type of CPE depending on the requirement. All the CPEs can be taken anywhere in the coverage area even though the USB dongle is the most convenient for mobility. The indoor CPE and outdoor CPEs are better for areas with poorer signal strength, the outdoor CPE being the best as it has an antenna which can be placed in the outdoor and connected to the CPE with a 10m cable.
Indoor :Best suited for Home/Office users. Can be used in moving vehicle also.
Dongle:Small Dongle can be connected directly to PC / Laptop via USB port.
Outdoor:Suitable for remote and rural areas. Can be used upto 15 Km distance (Line of sight) from BTS site.
BSNL offers large variety of Customer Premises Equipments (CPE) including Outdoor, Indoor and USB dongles from which customers can choose as per their application requirements.
Areas Covered by BSNL WiMAX Thiruvananthapuram
For get the details in alphabetical order, Click Here
Note: This list will be updated as soon as new areas are covered also for more accurate coverage details please contact BSNL CSC.
For the tariff offered for BSNL WiMAX, Click Here
Note : For change in tariff,if any, check the link above regularly if not intimated by BSNL directly to the customer.
For more details about the WiMAX Services in Thiruvananthapuram,
Ph: 0471 2571102 9447089700
WiMAX Call Center No. (Toll Free)- 1502