Chip maker Intel on Thursday said a minimum spectrum of 30 MHz should be given per operator to make Wi-Max technology viable.
Intel, which is working on a Wi Max chip, on Wednesday held a meeting with telecom operators and Internet service providers and discussed the challenges facing technology in India.
The company on Thursday said the licensees for the Wi-Max technology should be allowed to acquire enough spectrum for successful business model and a minimal fee structure should be there to promote viability and benefits to the consumers.
“We (Intel and cellular operators, including Internet service providers) have agreed to push forward the spectrum policy and Intel has support from all the operators. As soon as the policy is released the operators will make their commitment,” Intel emerging markets broadband wireless managing director Lil Mohan said.
Wi-Max is a networking system which can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access. Intel, as a company is pushing Wi-Max technology hard into the market worldwide as it plans to launch more compact devices like computer notebooks and is hoping greater penetration with Wi-Max.
The company will also launch Wi-Fi and Wi-Max enabled chip in mid next year for fixed, portable, nomadic computers and mobile. To facilitate connectivity of users in India and other countries across the globe, Intel has been leading industry efforts worldwide in ecosystem development and Wi-Max deployment.