State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) is geared up to expand its GSM network strength across India. It has invited bids from independent telecom infrastructure providers to hire towers for expanding its GSM wireless network.The operator looking for towers in some 600 to 800 small towns and in Metro cities like Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and also in the some outer areas of Mumbai and Delhi.
With this network expansion BSNL is confident to provide seamless coverage and to pass on this assurance to its subscribers.Company aimed that its subscriber get the best quality network. Bsnl India’s largest telecom company is also planning
to add 93 million lines to its network so that it can more effectively compete with aggressive private players in the world’s second-largest mobile-phone market by subscribers.The companies bidding for the contract will have to inform Bharat Sanchar in advance if they want to share the towers with other wireless companies, the document showed.The non-exclusive contract will initially be for 15 years for new telecom towers and 10 years for existing ones.