MTNL launches value add service 'Broadband with Wi-Fi'

MUMBAI: MTNL has introduced a value add to its broadband services with 'Broadband with Wi-Fi'. These Wi-Fi services are enabled with CPE's (Customer Premises Equipment) which have a speed of up to 2 mbps.Using these CPE's, subscribers will now be able to create their 'private hot spots' covering a range of 40 meters in their homes and offices. They can also create "Private public hot spots" through MTNL's

pre paid broadband service.

Speaking on the occasion MTNL executive director A.K. Arora said, "Broadband with Wi-Fi is an initiative to create ease and comfort for our consumers while at home or work. Broadband MTNL's contribution aims to help increase internet penetration and its usage will be significantly driven by these kind of services".

Broadband with Wi-Fi will bring convenience to consumers to the level that multiple computers, laptops and PDAs can operate simultaneously. This will help household consumers who have more than one device at their residence.

This facet will also help educational institutions such as Engineering, Management, Medical and Research Institutes to save cost and provide better work as well as learning environment.

Convention centers like auditoriums, conference halls, seminar rooms can also be helped through this connection by providing better service and in turn they will be able to enhance their turnover. With broadband Wi-Fi one can access the Internet anywhere and so café's restaurants and shopping malls can be converted into infotainment zones.

The Wi-Fi modem works on the latest version 802.11g of Wi-Fi standard and working in unlicensed 2.4 GHz band. It generally provides bandwidth of 54Mbps. The concurrent users can be upto 30. The Wi-Fi modem shall have a range of 40 meter indoor & 60 meter outdoor range. The range varies with

obstacles between Wi-Fi modem and laptop/PC/PDA. With above facilities of modem, one can create Hot spot in each house or corporate. The two types of modem used will be USB and Ethernet port or with 4 Ethernet ports.

Currently MTNL provides Wi-Fi services at domestic airport, India Habitat Center, Pragati Maidan, Vigyan Bhavan, UPSC, Election Commission, IIPA, and Delhi Government etc.

The customers can get this service by dialing 1500 or 22221500.

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