RCOM announces new wireless broadband service

13 Mar 2009

Reliance Communications (RCOM) will launch a new wireless broadband service next week, which it claims will be the fastest in India to date, The Hindu Business Line reports. The new service, marketed under the Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus banner, is based on CDMA technology, and RCOM says that it will provide downstream speeds of up to 3.1Mbps and upstream speeds of up to 1.8Mbps. Initially it will be available in 35 cities, including Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Bangalore, Mysore, Mumbai and Delhi. The operator has said that it expects average revenue per user (ARPU) from the new service to be approximately INR600-INR850 (USD11.44-USD16.21) per month; ARPU on RCOM’s existing wireless internet offering, Reliance Netconnect, is reportedly between INR500-INR800 per month. The new broadband connections will cost between INR299 and INR1,750 per month.

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