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What is WiMAX?

WiMAX acronym meaning “Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access�.It is an IP based Wireless Broadband Access Technology utilizing IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard as the air interface.

What is the range of WiMAX?

Range of WiMAX: 15 Kms for Rural area (LOS). 4 Kms for Urban area.

What is the data transfer speed of WiMAX technology for end users?

User can expect to have broadband access speeds ranging from 256 Kbps to 2 Mbps.

What will WiMAX services offer to the average consumer?

WiMAX will provide broadband connectivity anywhere, anytime, for any device and on any network. Examples include: High speed internet access where it is currently unavailable. Substantially increase data speeds for applications like Online Gaming, Streaming Video and Video Conferencing.

What is the difference between WiMAX and Wi-Fi?

WiMAX is the Next Generation of Wireless Broadband instead of “Wi-Fi�. It can connect you to the internet in faster speed and wider coverage compared to Wi-Fi that can only be connected on Hotspots like Hotels, Restaurants, Airports and Recreation Center etc.

What are the benefits of WiMAX?

Convenience: You can move around the CPE device and get the Internet access everywhere in your home, and in the office. And you can subscribe only one connection for both office and home use. .No Wire Required: No Wire, No Telephone connection required. .Quick setup & activation: WiMAX setup and activation are quick and fast. You don’t have to wait for telephone running. .Quality connection: Using WiMAX you can browsing at a very good speed.

Who can use WiMAX?

WiMAX is most suitable for home users, individual, small office and home office. Customer who want to use internet at home and in the office but want to subscribe only one connection can use this facility. Customer for those who have no phone line at the location and / or live in the rented apartments can also use WiMAX Connection.

What do I need to get WiMAX connection?

You will need your desktop or laptop computer with Ethernet card and the wireless device i.e. CPE (Customer Premise Equipment). CPE can be purchased from BSNL or can be provided on monthly rent as you apply for WiMAX connection.

Do I need to apply for phone-line to have the WiMAX service?

No. WiMAX is wireless technology so there is no need to apply for a phone line.

What is the cost of CPE?

The cost of CPE is varies from Rs.3000 to 5,000 (as per your plan).

Is WiMAX secure?

Yes. WiMAX technology incorporates much better and more flexible security support than the Wi-Fi standard. All user traffic is encrypted before being routed through the Network.

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