Aperto Networks has won a contract from BSNL for the rollout of a WiMAX network. According to Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and alliances at Aperto, the deployment will include Aperto’s PacketMax base stations and subscriber units across six cities and four rural areas; the infrastructure is due to be completed by the end of January 2007. The six cities are Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune, although the deployment will also cover four rural districts in Haryana. The WiMAX network will enable BSNL to offer enterprise customers a wide range of value-added, high bandwidth data communications services, such as MPLS, VPN, leased line and internet access, as well as VoIP, telemedicine, e-education, e-governance and e-commerce in remote areas.
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