- Good news for BSNL customers
- Customers will now get 4G service
- The company has started efforts for 4G
- Spectrum auction currently underway
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will soon launch the 4G service. The company will upgrade several sites in the country in the next six months. The telecom company will upgrade about 49,300 sites in the country to launch 4G services.
Difficulties for BSNL to launch 4G service in India
BSNL is facing difficulties in launching the 4G service in India. This is because the system integrator is asked to select a domestic vendor. That means government-owned telecom companies are not allowed to use Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE, and Huawei. So the network provider has to choose the company in this way. It does not have an IPR or license and source code of India.
According to the information received, the company seems to be unable to meet these two rules. In addition, BSNL is reportedly planning to upgrade its sites to issue 4G tenders along with commercial specifications and offer 4G network service services (including ZTE sites). BSNL has taken the issue to the Department of Telecommunications and the PMO.
More time is needed for domestic vendors’ trials. According to the information received, TCS, Sterlite, Mavenir, HFCL, Tech Mahindra, and other companies said that they could not make their product in 4 months. These companies say that they need 6 to 8 months for proof of concept. According to BSNL, the 4G service will be launched in the next 10 months. BSNL is bringing the 4G plan to India first. This 4G recharge has a recharge plan of Rs 96. In which 90 GB data is provided with 28 days validity. The other is a Rs 236 recharge plan. In which 2360 GB of data is provided with a validity of 84 days.