Just ahead of the auction for broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum, the WiMAX Forum on Thursday said the industry was ready for roll out of advanced WiMAX networks in India that would help the Centre meet its goal of providing over 10-crore broadband connections by 2014.
“WiMAX operators are providing an unprecedented amount of data, with some networks delivering over 10 gigabytes a month to the average user. WiMAX is the only 4G technology available today that is two to five times cheaper than existing technologies, 10-times more scalable to meet future demands and can be accessed across various devices. With over 65-crore users worldwide, it is ready for deployment in India,” WiMAX Forum India Chairman C.S. Rao told journalists here.
The Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products.
The WiMAX Forum also launched a global initiative to accelerate advanced WiMAX features in response to the intensifying demand for 4G WiMAX networks and services.