BSNL to ramp up 4G service; releases Tender for 57,000 new 4G sites

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State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is all set to ramp its 4G services across the country. The company last month released a tender for installing 57,000 new 4G sites across the country.

The tender listed on the BSNL website was issued on 23rd March. BSNL plans to install 50,000 new 4G sites in the mobile network in North, East, West and South, Zones of BSNL on turnkey basis.

It is also going to install 7,000 new 4G sites in the mobile network of Delhi and the Mumbai license service area of MTNL on a turnkey basis. The bids have been invited to cater to the requirement of BSNL and MTNL both.

The bidder with the lowest evaluated price will get the choice to select any three of the five zones for which the tender is floated. L2 bidder will be given the choice to select any one of the remaining two zones at the L1 price. If L2 denies, the same shall be offered to L3 and so on at the L1 price.

The fifth zone will be given to M/s ITI Limited. In case of refusal, the same will be handed over to the L1 bidder as well at the L1 price. The tendering will happen through an e-tendering process. The bidders have to undertake that the network elements will support 2G, 3G, and 4G for the next 11 years.

The bids can be submitted until May 08 with the bids opening on May 9.

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