WiMAX franchise offering

7 Aug 2009

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has sought initial bids from possible franchise partners for its WiMAX rollout. The deal will follow the same format as that of fellow WiMAX licensee Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) which was launched back in June, and be offered on a revenue-sharing basis.

MTNL was awarded its WiMAX concession in August 2008, and in June this year TeleGeography’s WiMAX research service reported that Russian operator Yota was in talks with the company to launch its WiMAX network in Delhi and Mumbai in a franchisee role along with another local partner.