Wireless Internet in Chennai looks brighter
It looks like WiMax will reach us faster than we thought. What Wi-Fi (802.11) is for a small area, WiMax (802.16) is for a big area.
Intel says that WiMax enabled chips for Laptops will be read by 2006. That should be a big boost.
Many cities in Southern California are planning to offer Wireless Internet Connectivity just like how they offer electricity and water.
Even though it would be too much to expect Indian government to offer, it’s heartening that Dishnet is looking at offering WiMax services in the next 50 days.
In the next 18 months, there are over 6000 hotspots planned. This should see a huge boost in laptop sales not to mention a crash in prices.