BSNL shortlists 3 companies for rural WiMAX (India)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In order to roll out wireless broadband, or WiMAX, technology in the rural areas, final orders with the three top bidders for a contract has been placed by state-run telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

ZTE Ltd, Gemini Communications, and ICOMM Tele are the top three bidders. ZTE Ltd is the Indian unit of Chinese equipment maker ZTE Corp. Spanco Ltd, Telecommunications Consultants of India Ltd, or TCIL, Huawei Telecommunications India, and Aster Communications are the other bidders for the rural WiMAX second-phase bid floated in June 2009.

According to Minister of State for Communications Gurudas Kamat, there were no delays in procuring equipment.

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