According to reports, from the new year BSNL Can start its 4G services across the country. It is being told that BSNL has completed the trial of 4G PoC i.e. Proof of Concept. This trial has been completed in Chandigarh in association with TCS. not only this, BSNL has also received government approval for an order worth Rs 26,821 crore with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for 4G equipment. Post the deal, TCS will set up BSNL’s 4G sites and maintain its network for 9 years. It has been told that BSNL is going to give purchase order to TCS for its one lakh sites soon.
After this deal, BSNL is expected to launch its 4G services early next year. Along with this, the company will also deploy 5G network. Tejas Networks, a Tata Sons unit, will manufacture network radio devices for BSNL. Significantly, BSNL has received a bailout package of Rs 1.64 lakh crore from the government. BSNL wants to regain the old user base by strengthening its network. The company is still using 2G and 3G networks. It is expected that BSNL’s 4G network will further strengthen the competition in this area. This will give a direct challenge to companies like Airtel, Jio, who have achieved maximum 4G user base.
Sometime back, BSNL had told a Twitter user that the company could launch 4G service early next year. First 4G service will be started from some places, then it will be expanded across the country. Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has also said that by next year BSNL’s 4G services will be started across the country.