WiMax Gyaan: WiMax stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. It is the next generation of wireless connectivity, allowing high speed data transfers across distances wirelessly. The basic objective was to have wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL.
With the gates opening up, BSNL, which is a state owned operator, wants access to the spectrum free of cost. The cost here involves the license and entry fee. The other operators and Internet Service providers would be paying fees ranging from 2 to 10 crores for spectrum allocation in cities.
What are the advantages to you:
- Connecting Wi-Fi hotspots with each other and to other parts of the Internet.
- Providing a wireless alternative to cable and DSL for last mile broadband access.
- Providing high-speed data and telecommunications services.