BSNL Now Said to Roll Out 4G Services by December 2017: Report

There’s a question in many Indians mind about the BSNL’s roll out of 4G services. The Government-owned company has been saying about the roll out of 4G services since 2014. But the company did not roll out the services yet. According to a new report from The Hindu Businessline, BSNL customers may possibly enjoy the 4G services by December 2017.

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The report states that “BSNL Kerala will roll out 4G services in all the district headquarters major cities and towns of the state by December this year.” “The equipment will be installed by September and customers will get to experience 4G by December’, R Mani, Chief General Manager, BSNL, Kerala Circle, said to the publication.

Back in December 2016, BSNL’s CMD Anupam Shrivastava quoted that they are planning to roll out the first batch of 4G services in April 2017. “BSNL had originally planned to roll out 4G services in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode by March 2017. But tender formalities delayed the schedule,” further says the report.

Furthermore, it is said that BSNL will install at least 2200 4G sites during the next one year in Kerala and will be made available to all district headquarters, major cities and towns.

BSNL will also upgrade the 3G sites, according to the report. R Mani also quoted that a total of 1100 new 3G sites and 300 new 2G sites will be deployed in coming days.

Alongside the 4G services, BSNL is also planning to add 200 Wi-Fi access points in the circle. The report says ‘Wi-Fi hotspots with BSNL 4GPlus and mobile data offload are being planned at 311 locations across the state.”

R. Mani also explained that the landline infrastructure would be upgraded this year. “Thrust is also being given on landline with the upgrade of the existing exchanges to the Next Generation Network (NGN) platform. It provides a host of value-added services and facilities like fixed mobile convergence and fixed-mobile telephony” stated Mani.

Currently, 136 exchanges have been migrated to NGN, and the remaining 806 are proposed for migration. He also said that 71 percent of Kerala circle now has BSNL 3G coverage, which is expected to reach 90 percent by the end of 2017.

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June 9, 2017 1:10 pm 1:10 PM

From 2014 they are saying the same tale… 4G launching soon,now it is 2017,no 4G still….and I think BSNL will launch 4G only by 2020.

June 9, 2017 1:08 pm 1:08 PM

This is the speed I was able to record near a small cell. I dont know how this is even possible but the small cell was connected by fibre optic and as far as I know it has a bandwith of 100Mbps. Maybe the fibre has more bandwidth capacity but when setting up the paraments the jio engineer might have put a speed cap. What do u feel guys ? Can they increase the cap ?

June 9, 2017 11:17 pm 11:17 PM

Can you check with other apps, speedtest and open signal?

June 9, 2017 6:15 pm 6:15 PM

Fake picture. That kind of speed is definitely not possible.

June 9, 2017 10:09 pm 10:09 PM

Not at all fake pic and neither it’s photoshopped. At least read wt I have written along with the pic.

Sunny | Lucknow
June 9, 2017 5:23 pm 5:23 PM

Lol this is stuff of dreams. Capacity of fiber optic cable is in Gbps so it is not impossible for you to get these speeds from the small cell given the available bandwidth is not being shared by multiple users. Is the cell still giving such speeds now that’s operational? Do you have an image of the small cell?

I don’t think they cap speeds, that’ll only degrade user experience. Speeds mostly depend on the load on the tower. 100 mbps is too low for a small cell.

Imran Khan
June 9, 2017 8:08 pm 8:08 PM

Sunny bhai koi idea hai Jio carrier aggregation kab tak impliment karega UP West me?

Sunny | Lucknow
June 9, 2017 10:15 pm 10:15 PM

Next year. Don’t wait. 😛

June 9, 2017 2:42 pm 2:42 PM

Don’t know why people hide their Pci, cgi, enb etc on netvelocity app? What are we? Agent 47 to kill you by these data?

Sunny | Lucknow
June 9, 2017 10:17 pm 10:17 PM

Can’t take chances with Hitman.

June 9, 2017 2:39 pm 2:39 PM

RIP all the data u wasted for this speed test

June 9, 2017 4:40 pm 4:40 PM

Netvelocity doesn’t count data for speed test

MR x
June 9, 2017 2:14 pm 2:14 PM

shopped pic

June 9, 2017 4:39 pm 4:39 PM

Not a photoshopped pic

June 9, 2017 1:07 pm 1:07 PM

It’s a pan India launch on band 2100MHz and 2500(where they haven’t surrendered their spectrum)