Wi-Max India: EVDO- 3G: BSNL Selling Services?


ciol.com reports an interesting wireless 3G story that 3G / Wi-Max has announced just recently (August 1, 2008) by Government of India but State owned telecom operator BSNL has already been pilot commercially selling its 3G wireless high speed internet service in few select Indian cities: EVDO / EV-DO / EV (Evolution-Data Optimized) Service? BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has been selling 2.4Mbps data wireless services in India even prior to the wireless 3G, licenses were being awarded to any player?!

Ciol.com reports further that even the BSNL is airing the Ads / commercial in Bangalore (the software Paradise & The Silicon Valley of India) picture halls to promote its EVDO (3G) services.

BSNL confirmed that they are really selling 2.4 Mbps EVDO (3G Wireless service) before the actual green signal by the Government of India : ) but BSNL officials seems to be rather confused or feeling ‘helpless’ to decide whether the EV-DO is a proper 3G service or not?


Telecommunications Industry Association (India) defines EVDO: "CDMA2000, High Rate Packet Data Air Interface." There are two major 3G standards for wireless data transmission via radio frequencies and EVDO is one of them and another prominent standard 3G is being is W-CDMA.


Anyways, the Indians should have much reasons to be more happy as recent announcement by Indian government regards its 3G / Wi-Max spectrum / wireless high speed data roll our in India will open the way for wireless / mobile wireless broadband in India, here foreign players are equally welcome and State owned BSNL and MTNL said they are ready to come to the 3G scene within next 4-6 months : )

Another useful announcement for mobile Indians is regards the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) {same mobile number, any operator /or change any mobile operator, retain the same mobile number for life}. It is coming whole of India within a year, starting Metro cities within next 4 months.

For the records: Japan's telco NTT DoCoMo was the first launch pre-commercial 3G network in 2001 on the technology called: W-CDMA-GA3Y.

Talkfree7 : )

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