State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is on track to officially launch its 4G services in India within six months. According to a report in Financial Express, the company has successfully completed the core network trial for its 4G network, which ended with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on February 28. At present, the telecom giant is conducting radio network trials, which are expected to be completed in a period of seven to 10 days.
Once BSNL successfully completes both these trials, it will start preparing to roll out 4G services in metros and other major cities of the country wherein it has already upgraded the infrastructure required to deploy the services. Is done. The report quoted officials as saying that the company has prepared around one lakh sites to be able to deploy its 4G services. The entire process of implementing 4G services is likely to start in four to six months.
According to a separate report by Telecom Talk, the telecom company is also expected to place orders for 4G equipment in April 2022, which will help the company expand and strengthen its 4G network in the country.
BSNL is planning to launch its 4G services in the country from 2019. However, its plans were delayed due to a mandate from the Indian government, which required the company to use only domestic companies’ equipment. Following the mandate, the company issued letters of intent to five companies including TCS, Tech Mahindra, ITI, L&T and HFCL. However, only TCS responded after which it started testing in the country.
If BSNL is able to deploy its 4G services in the country, it will help the company to eventually turn a profit. This will also be a major milestone for TCS, which has been helping the telecom operator deploy 4G services in the country for a long time.
Notably, past reports state that BSNL is likely to launch its 4G services in India on Independence Day.
BSNL post six months to roll out 4G services in India: The report first appeared on BGR India.