Intel has no plans to bid for Wimax spectrum

Intel has no plans to bid for Wimax spectrum

New Delhi: Chip maker Intel, a key player in the wireless broadband technology (Wimax), on Monday said it has no plans to bid for Wimax spectrum auction, which is due to happen later next month.

“We have no such plans (to bid for Wimax spectrum auction) it is for the operator to go for this. We will do what we are best at... to make platform and get the devices up there," Intel South Asia managing director (sales and marketing) R Sivakumar said in New Delhi.

Sivakumar was replying to a query if Intel being a pioneer in deploying wireless technology in the world would be interested to bid for Wimax spectrum auction scheduled to happen in January.

On Sunday, Intel and BSNL launched wireless broadband services in Jaipur.

The high-speed wireless broadband connectivity will offer video conferencing, enable tele-medicine and tele-education, besides providing other services like payment of utility bills, issue of birth certificates, land records, vehicle registration etc.

The reserve price for all India Wimax spectrum auction is Rs1,750 crore.