BSNL chooses Soma Networks for WiMAX deployment

25 Jan 2008

Soma Networks has been chosen by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), India’s largest state-owned fixed line operator, to deploy what is claimed to be the country’s largest mobile WiMAX network across three of India’s fastest-growing telecoms circles: Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa, and Andhra Pradesh. The new network will provide broadband data and voice services to a service area reaching over 200 million people, and represents a major step forward in realising the Indian government’s ‘Vision 2010’ mandate to make broadband services ubiquitous and turn India into a global information technology force.

BSNL selected Soma Networks after extensive field trials in urban, suburban and rural areas. Based on the 802.16e-2005 standard, SOMA’s mobile WiMAX solution provides extended range and supports high subscriber density per sector.