India moves forward with license-free WiMAX

License-exempt (5.8 GHz) WiMAX in India will allow service providers to deliver WiMAX service in India at attractive prices. This could provide a significant boost to rolling out wireless broadband service in that country.
The regulatory in India has de-licensed 50 MHz of spectrum in the 5.8 GHz band (5.825 to 5.875 GHz) for commercial use. This puts India in line with the majority of the world which also recognizes the 5.8 GHz band as license-free and enables ISPs to offer WiMAX services more easily in India.

For example, Sify, a leading Internet and enterprise service provider based in India has already started the process of deploying last mile WiMAX in the license-free 5.8 GHz band throughout various locations in India. Sify chose Proxim’s Tsunami MP.11 WiMAX point-to-multipoint product line as the core communications platform. Sify has deployed over 700 of the Tsunami base stations and 3,500 subscriber units within 200 cities so far.

I’m somewhat concerned that 50 MHz of unlicensed spectrum is so small that it may offer performance degradation as more and more ISPs deploy systems in India. The de-licensing of a portion of the 5.8 GHz band and moving forward of ISPs for delivering applicable wireless services to subscribers within India, though, certainly show that the proliferation of WiMAX is advancing.

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Jim Geier is an independent consultant and founder of Wireless-Nets, Ltd (, a consulting firm assisting municipalities, enterprises, hospitals, airports, and equipment providers with the development and deployment of wireless networks. Jim is the author of several books, including Deploying Voice over Wireless LANs (Cisco Press), Wireless LANs (SAMS), Wireless Networks ‚Äö?Ñ?¨ First Step (Cisco Press), Wireless Networking Handbook (Macmillan), and Network Reengineering (McGraw-Hill).


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