Wednesday, August 4, 2010

India's defence forces to get pan-India broadband network

India's defence forces will soon have a pan-India wireless broadband network. This was decided in a meeting on July 20 between the telecom and defence ministries, officials with direct knowledge of the development told ET. The telecom ministry has accepted the armed forces demand that one slot of pan-India wireless broadband airwaves be reserved for it. In the recently concluded auctions, Reliance Industries, which bought out Infotel, was the only player that bagged pan-India wireless broadband airwaves. The telecom department has also said that the armed forces can take a call whether to use WiMAX or the upcoming LTE technology for their pan-India wireless broadband network.
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