BSNL may launch 4G services next year: Telecom Minister

State-run telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is planning to upgrade its network for 4G GSM services through tender, and it may launch its 4G services during the next financial year (2017-18). The launch of 4G service will depend upon the outcome of a tender to upgrade its network for such services, Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha informed Lok Sabha in a written reply. The Minister also clarified… Read More


BSNL taking franchise route to offer 4G LTE services: Report

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is planning to take the franchise route to offer 4G LTE services across 14 circles in the country. The telco has reportedly invited bids from private companies to roll out 4G services across these circles on a non-exclusive revenue-sharing franchise model. According to a Financial Express report, BSNL has categorised the 14 telecom circles, where it has spectrum to offer 4G services, into six zones,… Read More


BSNL invites bids for 3G/4G telecom gear worth $1 billion: Report

BSNL, the state-run telecom operators, has invited bids from telecom equipment providers to add 31.02 million new users of its 3G/4G services across the country, Financial Express reported. BSNL will accept bids for new equipment purchase till July 1. It however hasn’t given the value of the purchase order. The report, citing various sources, said that the purchase is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion. The state-run telco is currently… Read More


BSNL plans to launch commercial 4G using 2500 MHz band in 14 circles: Report

BSNL is planning to join the 4G bandwagon by launching commercial high-speed services in 14 circles where it possesses 20 MHz liberalised BWA spectrum in 2500 MHz band, following a soft launched of 4G services in Chandigarh, PTI reported. According to the report, the state-run telecom operator is exploring two methods — revenue sharing model and capex model — for the 4G rollout across these 14 telecom circles. BSNL had paid… Read More


BSNL introduces new webcare service for enterprise customers

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has started a new webcare service for its enterprise customers, which will allow them to put a call back request on BSNL’s portal. Enterprise customers who want services like lease lines, MPLS-VPN, ILL, VPNoBB, Mobile CUG, bulk landline connections, bulk push sms, bulk broadband connection, etc, can register their requirement on BSNL portal through webcare service, along with their contact details. The… Read More


BSNL launches 4G services in Chandigarh with broadband speed of up to 100 Mbps

State-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) today launched its 4G services in Chandigarh with broadband speed of up to 100 megabit per second (Mbps). “This soft launch is special for us and providing data services at a high-speed is good for the growth of the industry,” said N K Gupta, Director – consumer fixed access, BSNL. BSNL has 4G spectrum across India except in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,… Read More


BSNL gears up for soft launch of 4G LTE services in Chandigarh today

State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) is all set for the soft launch of its 4G LTE services in Chandigarh (Punjab Telecom Circle) today followed by Jaipur in coming days. Media reports also show that BSNL is currently conducting 4G proof of concept (PoC) in Indore and Lucknow. Once its get completed it will deploy services there too. Out of the 20 circles where it operates, the company plans… Read More


BSNL playing defensive, will launch 4G by March 2016 to take on private telcos : Report

Bharat sanchar nigam Ltd. the largest PSU has declared that it will launch its 4G services in 14 circles where it holds spectrum in band 41 by the end of current financial year which is around March 2016. This comes as a reaction to the 4G launch plans by private operators and BSNL’s fear of losing out subscribers to them through MNP. Bharti Airtel has already launched 4G operations across… Read More


BSNL to launch 4G in six circles by March 2016

BSNL plans to launch a host of activities to improve the connectivity. It would launch 4G services across six telecom circles out of the 20 circles it operates through a strategic partnership with private players, according to reports. BSNL Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Anupam Shrivastava confirmed the news, but have not revealed the names of the private players with whom the operator plans to tie up. According to sources,… Read More


BSNL to invest 7000 crore for setting integrated 3G, 4G, wifi hotspots

BSNL the largest PSU telecom operator which is the national Broadband backbone of India has declared that it will be investing Rs. 7000 crore in setting up integrated 3G, 4G wifi hotspots across the country over the next 3 years. BSNL subscribers will be able to transition seamlessly between 3G 4G cellular network and the wifi hotspots which will work for offloading the data from the cellular network. “Wifi is… Read More


4G in India: News Round Up

It seems that 4th Generation communications in India will not be delayed and will be at a time with the global pace. Like other countries, Indian operators favor for LTE over WiMAX. LTE has backward compatibility and offers more economical data services. Indian Govt auctioned for BWA spectrum and license in 2010, in which Reliance Infotel came out as a pan India BWA winner, while second block of 2.3GHz band… Read More


BSNL Launches 4G WIMAX Broadband Services In Kochi (Kerala)

State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) launches WiMAX the 4th Generation Wireless Broadband Service in Kochi city of Kerala telecom circle with speed up to 2 Mbps (core network speed 7 Mbps). To empowered all 79 Key areas of Kochi including surrounding urban areas/towns like Nedumkandam, Kattapana, Kumili, Peermade, Munnar, Idukki, Adimaly and Suryanelli with High Speed Super Fast Wireless Internet connectivity, BSNL installed approx 200 WIMAX BTS… Read More

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