Tata Communications partners US major for wireless Internet

March 4th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Tata Communications Ltd, part of $29-billion Tata Group, has selected US-based Telsima Corp to provide wireless broadband services in India, it was announced Tuesday. In the initial phase, Tata Communications will offer broadband Internet access and content services to business and residential customers in all the major cities in the country.

Telsima is a global player in Wimax systems. Wimax technology uses fixed, local radio cells to provide high-speed wireless Internet access. It is considered a successor to wireless fidelity (wi-fi) technology.

The Indian broadband market, which currently serves 3.1 million customers, is forecast to grow significantly.

Shankar Prasad, president of Tata Communications’ retail business unit, said: “Telsima will provide Wimax infrastructure and subscriber equipment solutions to deploy our commercial Wimax network, which will have 3000 base station sectors, currently being deployed.”

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