BSNL will start 4G service across the country from August: Technology will be indigenous; Started from Punjab, added 8 lakh customers there

Public sector telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will start 4G service across the country from August this year. News agency PTI gave this information on Monday (May 6) quoting an official. According to the agency, this service of BSNL will be completely based on indigenous technology. This indigenous technology has been developed jointly by a consortium consisting of IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Telecom Research Organization C-DoT (C-DoT). Using this, BSNL has started 4G service in Punjab and has added about 8 lakh customers. According to PTI, BSNL officials have claimed maximum speeds of 40-45 megabits per second on the 4G network, which has been launched in the premium spectrum band of 700 megahertz (Mhz) as well as the 2,100 MHz band during the pilot phase. . The technology was installed in July last year. According to the report, C-DOT’s 4G technology core is performing very well in the BSNL network in Punjab. It was installed in July last year. ‘It takes 12 months to prove the success of such a complex technology, but C-DOT core has been stabilized in just 10 months.’ Core network will be upgraded to 5G. Core network is a group that includes network hardware, devices and software related to telecom service. This group helps in fundamental services in telecom network like aggregation, call control, switching, authentication, charging, gateway functionality etc. TCS, Tejas Networks and government-owned ITI have won orders worth around Rs 19,000 crore from BSNL to deploy 4G networks. This network can be upgraded to 5G later. 1.12 lakh towers are being installed BSNL is in the process of installing 1.12 lakh towers for 4G and 5G services across India. The company has installed more than 9,000 towers for 4G service across the country. Of these, more than 6,000 towers are in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana circles. An official said that ‘BSNL has been selling only 4G-enabled SIMs for the last 4-5 years. In such a situation, only those customers will have to remove the old SIM and get a new SIM to experience 4G service. BSNL is far behind Airtel and Jio. PM Modi has launched the roadmap of 6G network. 6G service is expected to start in India by 2030. BSNL is lagging far behind in this matter. The company is preparing to launch 5G service along with 4G. In January 2023, Union IT and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had said that BSNL will start its 5G service by April 2024. At the same time, Airtel and Jio launched 5G service in India in October-2022. BSNL was once the number one mobile operator. Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee started BSNL mobile service from Lucknow on 19 October 2002. Within just 1-2 years of its launch, it had become India’s number one mobile service. Private operators had started mobile services months before BSNL’s launch, but demand for BSNL’s ‘Celvan’ brand had increased significantly. When BSNL’s services were started, private operators used to charge Rs 16 per minute for calls and Rs 8 per minute for incoming calls. BSNL made incoming calls free and the price of outgoing calls went up to one and a half rupees. This time of 2002-2005 was the golden era of BSNL. Everyone wanted BSNL SIM. For this there were 3-7 kilometer long lines. Why is BSNL in such a condition? There are currently more than 116 crore mobile subscribers in the country. According to the data of February 2024 from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the organization that keeps the accounts of telecom companies in India, there was an increase of 39,30,625 mobile subscribers across the country in February as compared to January 2024. . While there were 116.07 crore mobile subscribers across the country in January, their number increased to 116.46 crore in February. Also read: Mobile recharge can become expensive by up to 17%: 5-10% more will be charged for 5G service too, telecom companies can increase the tariff from June-July Telecom companies have different plans for mobile service. Going to increase the tariff. According to the report of Antique Stock Broking, mobile service tariffs may be increased by 15-17% this year. At the same time, Jio and Airtel can stop giving unlimited data to their premium users. Companies can decide on increasing tariff by June-July. Some other experts believe that mobile phone services will become expensive by 20%. At the same time, 5-10% more charges can be charged for 5G service as compared to 4G. Click here to read full news

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