Having already launched Wimax broadband service in all the major cities and tehsils of Punjab, now state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is in process of launching its Wimax services in Chandigarh and expects to roll out its services within two months.
Speaking to Business Standard, Punjab Circle, CGM, S S Sirohi said, “Already we have launched our services in Punjab, making Punjab the first state in the country to be covered through Wimax Broadband service and now we are in process of launching in Chandigarh. We would be investing close to Rs 70 crore in rolling out our services in Punjab and Chandigarh.”
In Punjab, at present Wimax Broadband services are available in all the districts of the state, 61 tehsils (out of 74 tehsils) and 80 blocks (out of 143 blocks) and expects to roll out its services in entire state in next six months. It has 1,000 wimax broadband customers in Punjab and targeting to have 18,000 customers by the end of this financial year.
He added BSNl would be targeting SMEs, big corporate houses, government institutions, school and colleges and also planning to connect all the upcoming common service centres through Wimax broadband service.
He further added that they had planned extensive marketing campaign for increasing awareness among the masses.
To empower all the districts headquarters, urban areas of Punjab with high speed super fast internet connectivity, BSNL has shared infrastructure with the exiting towers. Some of the important towns which are covered are Zirakpur, Mandigobindgarh, Samana, Rajpura, Muktsar, Rampurphul, Kotkapura, Abohar, Batala, Gurdaspur, jagroan, Phagwara, Khanna, for the WiMax services.