BSNL, the public sector telecom services provider, has announced its plans to provide 4G facilities to 1,058 villages in the Indore division. The rollout of BSNL's 4G services is expected to be completed by the end of this year in the division.
According to a report from TheFreePressJournal, Sanjeev Singhal, the general manager (GM) of BSNL's Indore division, shared this information during a meeting of the Telecom Advisory Committee held on Tuesday. He highlighted that the Government of India (GoI) aims to offer 4G facilities in villages across the country where such services are not currently available. The government has identified a total of 24,680 villages nationwide to receive 4G facilities by December 2023.
During the meeting, MP Lalwani inquired about BSNL's plans to introduce 4G services in the city. Singhal explained that BSNL is in the process of establishing a fully indigenous core network, which will have various benefits for the country. The tender for this network has been approved, and a purchase order has been issued. The 4G facility is also expected to be operational in the city by December.
BSNL Expands Aadhaar Centres and Launches Complaint Registration Number
MP Lalwani emphasised the significant demand for Aadhaar updation and registration in the city and urged BSNL to increase the number of Aadhaar correction centers. Singhal assured that BSNL currently operates Aadhaar counters at Nehru Park, Transport Nagar, Meghdoot Park, and Tilak Path, and four additional counters will be set up within a month.
During the meeting, Lalwani, along with senior committee member Ramswaroop Mundra and general manager Singhal, announced the release of BSNL's new toll-free number, 1800 4444, for registering complaints related to BSNL services. This number will enable users to lodge complaints regarding landline, mobile, and broadband services.
BSNL is currently doing field tests to ensure that its 4G networks are efficient and effective to manage workload.