Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) recently announced Teracom, Take Solutions, Adishwar and Ampules as their final partners in rolling out WiMax service on a franchisee model. Under this model, selected companies will have to fund and create the complete infrastructure for WiMax services, with BSNL providing the required spectrum.
Though BSNL had WiMax spectrum well before any private opertator, they have yet to truly take advantage of that.
Teracom has been selected in eight circles including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, UP (East), Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and the North East. It appears that Cisco will be Teracomâ€™s main technology partner.
Adishwar has been selected in Kolkata, Ampules in Chennai, Haryana, West Bengal, and Himachel Pradesh while Take Solutions has been selected in Orissa, UP (West) and Tamil Nadu.