Advantages of BSNL WiMax over broadband

Read this article to learn more about the advantages of BSNL WiMax highspeed internet. I have explained various benefits of WiMax based on my experience with it in the last few weeks and also based on the information I received from BSNL and other sources.

I have been using BSNL WiMax last few weeks and I thought I would share my experience here. Even though the WiMax is a new technology in India and comes with some disadvantages, I would recommend it in some scenarios mentioned at the bottom of this article.

Read my experience: BSNL WiMax review

Advantages of BSNL WiMax internet

No cable or wires needed
The primary advantage of BSNL WiMax is, you do not need a wired connection to your home to get high speed internet. All you need is the WiMax device, which is a rectangular box of about 14" long and 8" width. BSNL recommends you install this device outside the house - on the wall or on the roof, so that it can pick up the satellite signals easily. I am using it inside the house, near the window and it works fine for us. According to BSNL, it works even inside the house since my house is located very close to BSNL office (within 1 km range) and so it can pick up signals even if it is placed inside the home.

Almost no downtime
Since there are no cables leading from the exchange or road to your home, you will experience almost no downtime for your internet. However, I have seen that during severe weather conditions, internet become very slow with the WiMax connection.

Reduced initial cost since no DSL modem needed
Typically, if you go for a broadband connection, you will have to purchase a DSL modem from BSNL or get your own modem. A good DSL modem can cost you anywhere between Rs 1500 to Rs 10,000 depending on the type and features. WiMax does not require a DSL modem. You can connect the WiMax device to your computer using a regular network cable (RJ45), which runs through a power cord, included with the WiMax package. BSNL provides a small network cable to connect the WiMax device to the power supply unit, but you will need to buy your own network cable to connect from power supply unit to your computer.

Refundable setup cost
There is no initial setup cost. All you pay is a deposit of Rs 1000 for the Wi-Max device and another deposit equivalent to your monthly plan cost. Any amount you pay is refundable, after deducting your monthly bill for internet. So, it does not really cost you anything extra to try BSNL Wi-Max before you choose the internet service provider for your home or business.

Don't forget to read the disadvantages of BSNL WiMax internet and my horrible experience with it.

Article by Tony John
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