Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) Aircel Business Solutions (ABS), part of Tamil Nadu's leading telephony operator Aircel, Tuesday announced the launch of wireless internet services through Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) technology in Chennai.
The technology, which offers, 'last mile' connectivity, uses 'near line of site' (NLOS) wireless equipment.
'Initially, ABS aims to make Chennai 'wire-free' using WiMAX technology enabling wireless Internet connectivity for small and medium enterprises and residential use,' said Ram Shinde, senior vice president of ABS.
'ABS is positive about the commercial viability and acceptance of WiMAX across varied user profiles and geographies considering the substantial growth rate of internet subscribers in recent times,' he added.
ABS has also deployed WiMAX Networks beyond Chennai with limited coverage in other Indian cities such as Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Cochin and Ahmedabad, and will extend its pan-city coverage in a phased manner, the company said.
Apart from these, ABS plans to WiMAX 26 more cities in the near future.