For the first time in
Iran: Irancell WiMAX Accessible in 7 Cities!
Other Topics: WiMAX
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January 27, 2010
Irancell has started providing the subscribers in 7 cities with WiMAX
High-Speed Wireless Internet.
According to Irancell Public Relations, WiMAX service is launched for
the first time in Iran during Daheye Fajr and on the occasion of the
31st anniversary of Islamic Revolution, providing the subscribers in
Esfahan, Ahvaz, Tabriz, Tehran, Shiraz, Karaj and Mashhad with 64 Kb/s
to 2Mb/s bandwidths.
providing its subscribers with various mobile phone services, Irancell
is now intending to offer an opportunity to the subscribers to
experience DIFFERENCE in using high speed, high quality wireless
internet via WiMAX. The interested subscribers can enjoy this technology
by using a CPE and their PCs only.
WiMAX subscribers will have access to standard,
high speed internet anywhere under WiMAX network coverage. Therefore,
all WiMAX subscribers in cities and areas under WiMAX network coverage
will be able to have easy access to internet. Using different types of
Irancell WiMAX CPEs, the subscribers will no longer need to be close to
the antennas and will be able to have access to internet either indoors
Some of the advantages of using WiMAX technology are: low costs of
development and maintenance, small and portable CPE, no interference,
high network security, CPE integration, creation of the required
infrastructures for data transmission network development, development
of e-Commerce capacities and having no need for cabling or phone lines.
According to this announcement, other WiMAX advantages include: easy
registration, offering various bandwidths between 64 Kb/s to 2 Mb/s upon
the user request, various payment methods, the option of paying the
charges using Irancell vouchers available, the option of using several
CPEs for one account and integrated payment, refunding the purchase
price in case of subscriber’s dissatisfaction and CPE installation and
Irancell has also promised to offer VoIP services
to home and business users in the next phase.
Irancell is offering incentive tariffs for WiMAX
between 21st January and 11th February 2010 on the occasion of the 31st
anniversary of Islamic Revolution; afterwards, the subscribers may
continue enjoying the same tariff or switch to one of the new
promotional tariff plans to be offered subsequently. The tariff plan is
in fact a package including the subscriber's desired monthly traffic and
throughput. For instance, the subscribers may choose a tariff plan which
consists of 128 Kb/s throughput and 3 GB monthly traffic.
WiMAX subscribers may also have an option to choose
between prepaid or postpaid payment methods. Moreover, all WiMAX
subscribers will at any time have access to their itemized bills and
service usage details regardless of their payment methods.
Irancell WiMAX out of bundle rate for using
subscription free internet with 64 Kb/s throughput is set to be 100
Rials per 1MB data exchanged.
The monthly WiMAX subscription fees at 128 Kb/s, based on a Basic tariff
plan are 150,000 Rials (with 3 GB free traffic) and 450,000 Rials (with
an unlimited traffic). The same tariff for 256 Kb/s throughput is
290,000 Rials (with 3 GB free of traffic) and 850,000 Rials (with an
WiMAX monthly subscription fee of 512 Kb/s
throughput with 4 GB free traffic and with an unlimited traffic are
350,000 Rials and 1,200,000 Rials respectively.
The monthly subscription fee for 1 Mb/s throughput, based on a Basic
tariff plan is 800,000 Rials (with 10 GB free traffic) and 2,000,000
Rials (with an unlimited traffic. And finally, the subscription fee for
2 Mb/s throughput with 20 GB free traffic and with an unlimited traffic
are 400,000 Rials and 3,600,000 Rials respectively.
All Irancell postpaid and prepaid WiMAX subscribers will be able to
enjoy the additional traffic at the price of 100 Rls/Mb as the out of
bundle rate and can also purchase a 1GB , 2GB , 3GB , 5GB or 10GB
Using a bolt-on, the subscribers of all WiMAX tariff plans may increase
their traffic whenever their usage amount exceeds the usage limit
permitted in the chosen tariff plan or when the subscriber needs a more
amount of traffic within a certain period of time. Irancell WiMAX
additional bolt-ons are specific internet usage packages which may be
used for increasing the traffic volume of the first chosen tariff plan
at a discount price for a limited period of time. For example, WiMAX
subscribers of 64 Kb/s service may purchase and use a 1GB additional
bolt-on at the price of 72,816 Rials.
According to this announcement, Irancell WiMAX CPEs are supplied in two
kinds: indoor and outdoor. The indoor CPEs which are smaller and easies
to install and apply are proper for internet usage at home and/ or small
offices. Since the signals are weaker in areas where the buildings are
condensed or have complex structures, outdoor CPEs are recommended for
such places due to their high capacity for signal transmission.
Presently, Irancell indoor and outdoor CPEs are supplied to the
customers at the prices of 1,100,000 Rials and 2,200,000 Rials
Please refer to www.irancell.ir for any further information on WiMAX
technology, registration and payment methods, diverse tariff plans,
bolt-on and out of bundle usage, CPE provision, the map of areas under
coverage and a list of authorized dealers for Irancell WiMAX .
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