Calcutta Telephones Shares EVDO Location Details, Only 45% BTS in the Metro Are EVDO Enabled

By May 20th, 2012 AT 1:06 AM

Calcutta Telephones Shares EVDO Location Details, Only 45% BTS in the Metro Are EVDO EnabledCalcutta Telephones – the Kolkata metro unit of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has listed the details of CDMA 1x and EVDO BTS location on their website.

As per information given there, CalTel has installed 316 CDMA BTS, among them 143 BTS are EVDO enabled, while 173 BTS are just equipped with CDMA1x. That means only 45.3 % BSNL’s CDMA BTS are EVDO enabled.

It also reveals that in Bidhannagar, City, North Kolkata and South Kolkata you will get quite vast coverage of BSNL EVDO. While in sururban areas like Alipore has only 34% of BTS with EVDO enabled; while Barrackpore and Srirampore area has less than 10% of BTS with EVDO enabled.

There is high demand of BSNL EVDO in Kolkata sub-urban as BSNL offers true unlimited data usage on EVDO at the cheapest price and these areas have lack of fibre based broadband operators like Reliance, Alliance, Meghbela and Airtel while 3G/HSPA services are quite costly.

As BSNL has chosen Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel-Lucent for their network expansion we only can hope that company will expand EVDO network in Kolkata’s sub-urban areas.

Details of BSNL EVDO locations all over Kolkata:

No of CDMA BTS No of EVDO enabled BTS % of EVDO BTS
  1. Alipore
49 17 34.7
  1. Bidhannagar
35 31 88.5
  1. Barrackpore
32 3 9.3
  1. Central
18 18 100
  1. City
7 7 100
  1. Howrah
37 12 32.4
  1. Jadavpur
34 18 52.9
  1. North Kolkata
17 17 100
  1. Srirampore
33 3 9.1
  1. South Kolkata
17 17 100

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i am using 3 gb reliance postpaid evdo data card since long @ rs.581/ per month. i use only 1 to 1.3 gb pm. now i understand bsnl evdo data card prepaid or postpaid comes very cheap and bsnl staff claims that it is good.shall i change? can any one advise.

Shawon Sarkar
Shawon Sarkar

I complained to CGM-Kolkata (BSNL) through email as I live in Barasat, HQ of N-24-Pgs to enable EV-DO radiation at BSNL CDMA BTS of Barasat, which is under Barrackpore Exchange. But they have clearly mentioned that they currently have no planning for expansion of EV-DO radiation range. Then I went to the wireless telecom section of BSNL, Barasat. They also told me that they already registered so many requests to enable EV-DO radiation at Barasat BTS and they are forwarding those requests since last 4 years to the HQ of BSNL located at B.B.D.Bag, Kolkata, but no response from there… Read more »

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