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.

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The report, citing various sources, said that the purchase is estimated to be worth more than $1 billion. The state-run telco is currently focusing on expanding its network to turn profitable by 2020. The telco had an operating profit of Rs 672 crore during the last fiscal, while its revenue grew 4.16% to Rs28,645 crore. The company is expecting to cross revenue of Rs 30,000 crore in the year ended on March 31, 2016, up 3-4% higher than last year, according to various media reports.

According to the Trai data for the February month, BSNL was ahead of industry growth on the basis of subscriber addition on month-on-month basis, putting rural and urban consumers together.

BSNL, which has installed 24,000 BTS (base transceiver station) towers in last two years, is now going to add another 21,000 in the next one year to improve coverage. It is also preparing to install 40,000 new 4G hotspots, and a tender for the same will soon be floated.

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deepak das
May 27, 2016 6:50 pm 6:50 PM

bsnl is back in buseness…..nice

ANKIT
May 27, 2016 2:02 pm 2:02 PM

MY RELIANCE 4G SIM WORKING SINCE TODAY MORNING. MY CIRCLE IS UP WEST N GOT ALL BENEFITS EXCEPT 10 GB 4G DATA

Rohit
May 27, 2016 7:23 pm 7:23 PM

We are still waiting in delhi moreever today i got sms that your stv is about to expire(which was done for 4g upgradation) on 29th may please recharge..i didnt get this

shubham
May 27, 2016 2:55 pm 2:55 PM

Congrats bhai… U frm budaun … Me 2 from budaun …. Madhai chowk … But lives in lucknow from 17 years …

Abhishek Chatterjee
May 27, 2016 2:18 pm 2:18 PM

Rcom CDMA shut down in your circle ??

my Reliance 4G sim not activated yet..
& CDMA still working..

nandlal
May 27, 2016 3:46 pm 3:46 PM

Where have you got RCDMA 4g sim?
Yesterday I asked the retailer and he is clueless.

sachin
May 27, 2016 2:15 pm 2:15 PM

2g data working??latch on jio 4g netwrk or rcom 4g

shubham
May 27, 2016 1:20 pm 1:20 PM

Bsnl k baare padhne me maja aati hai lekin jab reality dekho to kuch nazar nhi aata

Mere area me kuch mnths pehle bsnl bahut tezz chalta tha lekin last mnth se ghatiya ho gya … Esi liye i port out from Bsnl

Sunny
May 27, 2016 7:39 pm 7:39 PM

Bhai ab $1 Billion ka choona lagna guaranteed hai govt. ko, lol. Aur ye abhi tender hi float kar rahe hain 4G ka, haha. 2500 MHz ka spectrum le ke wapas kar chuke hain, 2500 ke signals curtains ke paar bhi nahi jaate lol. Sab geniuses hain BSNL mein.

shubham
May 28, 2016 12:58 am 12:58 AM

Achcha aisa bhi hai 2500mhz ka … Humko bilkul pata nhi tha…
Well ye 1 billion $ officers k pockets me jaayenge

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