BSNL chooses Indian Company Gemini Communication as technology partner for 4G rollout, NGN to follow

State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has selected Gemini Communication, a Chennai-based provider of networking products and solutions, for rolling out its 4G networks as per the Press Release received by Telecomtalk correspondent Nitish Jain. The speed test done by him during his interaction with Gemini Engineers are attached below.


Speedtest done in Sector 34, Chandigarh

Initially, these services will be offered to its employees and will be available for demonstration for general public.

N K Gupta, Director (CFA), BSNL, said: “BSNL’s 4G network will be able to provide high speed data up to 100 Mbps and customers will be able to download large files of the order of 1GB within few seconds which at present take hours. This will play a vital role for video camera surveillance, traffic management solutions and the home land security services in India.”

R Vijay Kumar, CMD, Gemini Communication, said that the customers can avail this service with 4G enabled smartphones such as Apple iPhone-6/6s, Apple iPad, Motorola X Play, Asus, Microsoft etc and many more devices to come. R C Hooda, Chief General Manager, Punjab Circle, said that BSNL has already planned for replacing the age-old existing exchanges with the latest Next Generation Network (NGN) technology.

In Phase-I, 11 exchanges have been replaced with NGN technology in Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Amritsar telecom districts by migrating 50,000 subscribers in the new technology. Meanwhile, 55 more exchanges will be replaced with NGN in phase-II having 1, 50,000 subscribers.

BSNL Punjab has installed around 150 towers to upgrade its mobile network in FY2015-16 and it is likely to complete installation of 200 towers by end of March.

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January 14, 2016 10:55 pm 10:55 PM

Well, first they must improve their 3G coverage and address call drop issues on an urgent basis. Here in Gujarat even after 5 years, 3G coverage has remain limited to towns & cities . Also their 3G here is highly unreliable. Moreover implementing 4G involves massive CAPEX and looking at BSNL current financial position, I wonder as to how they will fund the 4G infrastructure.

January 14, 2016 7:36 pm 7:36 PM

Any idea in which circles BSNL plans to laun its 4G services first?
Hopefully Andhra Pradesh & Telangana where they have been launching best Broadband plans.

January 14, 2016 1:58 pm 1:58 PM

Gemini is a fraud company which is responsible for BSNL’s Wimax project( With substandard equipments, the range of wimax supposed to be 15km, but with gemini equipment it was less than 2km, thats why wimax project failed). All these scams washed away with surrendering of wimax spectrum. Again BSNL is partnering with same gemini, definitely this Project also will be a failure