It offers download speed upto 4 mbps for rental of Rs. 750

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recently launched wi-max service, high-speed wireless broadband facility without landline, at Alanganallur exchange.

The signal from wi-max was so powerful that even subscribers along boundary areas of the city had got wi-max connections, BSNL General Manager (Madurai) S.E. Rajam said.

The wi-max offered download speed of 1.7 mbps to 4 mbps, which is more than double the normal broadband speed. People can get unlimited download for a monthly rental of Rs. 750. They need to pay an additional Rs. 40 a month for Wi-max modem. Though there is no installation charge, subscribers need to pay a deposit of Rs. 750.

The signal is available in Koodal Nagar, Surya Nagar, Bama Nagar, Sikkander Chavadi, Tirupalai and K. Pudur. The capacity of the Alanganallur exchange wi-max is 1,000 connections.

“The service was intended to give broadband facility to rural areas where cable-laying was not feasible. But, with the kind of positive response we have got from the city subscribers, we have requested our higher-ups to permit the service to the city also,” Ms. Rajam said.

One more wi-max tower would be put up at Ellis Nagar to cater to the city. It is expected to be commissioned by the month-end.

The facility would also come up at Melur, Perungudi, Kalligudi, Samayanallur, Karupayurani, Batlagundu, Dindigul, Gandamanur, Keeranur, Kottampatti, Oddanchatiram, Sedapatti, Sithaiyankottai, Vedasandur, Amarapoondi, Bodi, Chellampatti, and Nilakottai.

Customer care

The BSNL has opened a special customer care centre for broadband subscribers at Tallakulam. It will work between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Subscribers could all 0452-2523838 and 0452-2532727 for broadband-related services. They can also reach Junior Telecom Officer N. Senthil Kumar on 0452-2533473 or 94861-02354.

A free BSNL mobile SIM card, along with free first recharge coupon, will be given to BSNL landline subscribers between November 4 to November 14.

  • Signal available in Koodal Nagar, Surya Nagar, Bama Nagar, Sikkander Chavadi and K. Pudur
  • No installation charge but subscribers have to pay a deposit of Rs. 750