State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) wireless broadband services in the country is expected to expand in the country with the launch of 4G services by BSNL on a pan-India basis, said Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan. BSNL is also working on regular up-gradation and strengthening of its fixed-line broadband network.
“With the launch of 4G services by BSNL on the pan-India basis, BSNL wireless broadband will expand in the country. BSNL is also providing fixed-line broadband services on fibre and copper. BSNL regularly upgrades and strengthens its fixed-line broadband network,” said Devusinh Chauhan in Lok Sabha today.
BSNL had earlier this year floated the Expression of Interest (EoI) for Proof of Concept (PoC) from Indian Companies interested in participating in BSNL’s upcoming 4G tender. The telco recently issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to 5 eligible bidders on 1st July 2021.
In other news, the Government recently said that it had no intention of splitting the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL) contract for installing 4G equipment across the country. BSNL has plans to install 1 lakh 4G nodes in a bid to increase its market share with a total of 8,629 4G e-Nodes already operational in its mobile network as of 31st December 2020.