BSNL publishes report of cities covered under 3G service as per roll out obligation

The government had allocated 3G spectrum to telecom service providers in the auction in 2010, with specific roll out targets for the winners. Even though BSNL got 3G spectrum without participating in auction, roll out obligation is applicable to BSNL. In view of this, BSNL has published report of cities covered under 3G service as per roll out obligation.

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3G spectrum roll-out obligation
The roll-out obligations for 3G spectrum mandate that winner of the spectrum required to provide at least 90% coverage of the service area within five years for metro circles. For other circles, the winner of spectrum need to ensure that at least 50% of the District Headquarters (DHQ) in the service area will be covered using the 3G spectrum within five year. Of the 50% DHQ, 15% should be in rural Short Distance Charging Areas. The coverage of a DHQ would mean that at least 90% of the area bounded by the municipal/ local body limits should get the required street level coverage. The choice of DHQs/ towns to be covered and further expansion beyond 50% of DHQs/ towns is up to the operator.

If the operator does not achieve its roll out obligations, operator will be allowed to operate for a further period of one year by making a payment of 2.5% of the successful bid amount per quarter. If the operator does not complete its roll out obligations even within the extended period of one year, the spectrum assignment shall be withdrawn. The five year time period was completed in August 2015, but DOT is yet invoke the roll-out obligation clause.

All Circles 3G Services Monthly Data (NOV-2015)
S.N Name

LSA

Name of

Circle

Total no of DI-IQ to be covered Total no of

Towns/Cities as per census

2011

Cities / Towns covered under 3G services
  1. a) Number of District

Head Quarters covered

Number

Towns/Cities Covered in lieu of DH

Number

Towns/Cities covered other than those

During the month Cumulative During the month Cumulative During the month Cumulative During the month Cumulative
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 HR 18 154 1 79 0 18 0 0 1 61
2 HP 12 59 0 48 0 12 0 0 0 36
3 J&K 22 122 1 52 1 22 0 0 0 30
4 PB 24 223 0 100 0 24 0 0 0 76
5 RJ 33 297 0 101 0 33 0 0 0 68
6 UPW UPW 35 1031 0 189 0 22 0 0 0 167
7 UAL 0 78 0 13 0 0 0 65
Total 0 267 0 35 0 0 0 232
8 UPE 47 18 156 0 47 0 0 18 109
9 ASS 27 214 0 116 0 27 0 0 0 89
10 BH BH 62 427 0 114 0 38 0 0 0 76
11 JKD 0 54 0 24 0 0 0 30
Total 0 168 0 62 0 0 0 106
12 KOL 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
13 NE NE-I 55 191 3 60 0 27 0 2 3 31
14 NE-II 1 33 1 24 0 0 0 9
Total 4 93 1 51 0 2 3 40
15 OR 30 223 2 143 0 30 0 0 2 113
16 WB WB 25 923 0 90 0 22 0 0 0 68
17 A&N 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 2
Total 0 95 0 24 0 1 0 70
18 MP MP 68 658 0 198 0 50 0 0 0 148
CHG 1 73 0 18 0 0 1 55
19 Total 1 271 0 68 0 0 1 203
20 GUJ 29 362 2 197 0 29 0 0 2 168
21 MH 35 605 25 371 0 37 0 0 25 334
22 AP 24 353 0 459 0 24 0 0 0 435
23 KER 16 526 0 392 0 16 0 0 0 376
24 KTK 30 347 0 113 0 30 0 0 0 83
25 TN TN 34 1107 0 92 0 31 0 0 0 61
26 CH TD 0 102 0 3 0 0 0 99
Total 0 194 0 34 0 0 0 160
GRAND TOTAL 627 7822 54 3416 2 624 0 3 52 2789

Note:- At present 24 DHQs are there in Punjab telecom circle and all are covered for 2G & 3G services.

BSNL has reported that it has covered 624 DHQs out of the total 627 DHQ to be covered under 3G roll-out obligation. It has further covered 3416 cities and towns in India with 3G service out of 7822 total cities and towns as per census 2011 data.  BSNL has thus met and exceed roll-out obligation by covering 99.5% DHQ and 43.67% cities and towns across India.

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Sunny
December 22, 2015 2:42 pm 2:42 PM

The eucalyptus tree near my home is the only place covered by BSNL 3G because I have to climb it up every time if I have to use mobile internet LOL. Infact I have constructed a tree house and live there. BSNL is the best because it is the cheapest doesnt matter if the network is there or not, broke people like me love BSNL so much haha at least we can imagine we have 3G.

Rinu
December 22, 2015 9:57 pm 9:57 PM

Good comment.

manoj
December 22, 2015 2:16 pm 2:16 PM

Bsnl had increased their base tariff to 2p/sec. Only videocon is option avilable for calling now in haryana

Bhavesh
December 22, 2015 10:33 pm 10:33 PM

But we dont have that option too Manoj… Videocon is shutting down its services after 3 days from 26-Dec this month. Videocon was having very good coverage as well as we were enjoying 0.25p per min

Soumya
December 22, 2015 2:03 pm 2:03 PM

Airtel have silently removed 1gb data pack. Now 1.5gb for 199 rs- 28days validy in rest of Bengal.. Maybe it is also in kolkata circle.. Check *121#.

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