Intel is working with Indian service providers and device manufacturers to help bring WiMAX-ready notebooks and netbooks to the India market segment mid-2009.
Sriram Viswanathan, Intel vice president and general manager of the WiMAX Program Office said he has outlined an alliance focused on delivering "affordable" devices to Indians that take advantage of upcoming 4G WIMAX networks.
The initial focus will be on 2.3 and 2.5 GHz devices. Companies will be joined by the Open Patent Alliance and other important ecosystem members to determine device needs, timelines, testing and interoperability plans and collaborate on cost reduction programs for fixed, portable and mobile devices.
According to the WiMAX Forum, they project there will be more than 27.5 million broadband internet users in India by 2012.