Intel edged close to a vast rural market in India on Monday with the launch of BSNL’s WiMax Internet services. Intel expects the wireless broadband link will push the sale of computers and laptops in which its microchips are ubiquitous.
Intel is also supplying the chips used for BSNL’s WiMax services, in which spectrum is used to offer connectivity in a 15-km range.
“We have no plans to bid for Wimax Spectrum. Our focus would remain on making the platform and putting the devices over it,”said Ramamurthy Sivakumar managing director (sales and marketing) Intel South Asia.