The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to launch its 4G services. Well, BSNL 4G services to rollout from Kerala next month, followed by Odisha and will pan across India soon.
BSNL 4G Services To Rollout In Kerala
The launch of 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) services will ensure and enable its mobile customers to use faster data speeds, in turn improving its user experience. This addition will allow BSNL competes with private operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and Jio.
The state-owned telecom operator is expected to come under 5MHz spectrum, it currently has in the 2100MHz band, which is clearly sufficient for the initial launch of its 4G services. The initial launch of 4G services in Kerala will be followed by Odisha, a revenue positive circle for BSNL.
Expansion Of 4G Services Across India
If BSNL plans to expand, BSNL will require additional spectrum i.e another 5MHz spectrum in the 2100MHz band. As BSNL has over 10 crore mobile customers across India (except Mumbai and Delhi circles), expects to roll out 10,000 4G mobile towers by March 2018.
Chairman and Managing Director, Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL told PTI that, “Once the additional 5MHz spectrum comes to us, we will start rolling out in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and other places. So the network will become 2G, 3G, and 4G with enhanced data capability.”