State-owned telecom giant, BSNL, has secured government approval to search airwaves from the 2100 Mhz group for 4G services in a time when carriers across the globe are prepping to deploy 5G networks. BSNL Chairman, Anupam Srivastava, supported the news to ET Telecom, stating the authorities decision has paved the way for the company to start its 4G LTE solutions more broadly.
“The telecom division has approved our suggestion and is in the process to Permit spectrum at the 2100 Mhz group to conduct 4G solutions” – BSNL Chairman Anupam Srivastav
According to the report, BSNL a year ago had sought to obtain spectrum worth about Rs 13,885 crore, and requested the authorities for Rs. 6,652 crore onto it. The business thought it would have the ability to recover the rest of the cost from the 4G earnings during the next ten decades.
BSNL had established its 4G providers in Kerala before this season, and followed up by rolling out it in Bangalore a couple weeks after. Based on ET, the Business is expected to deploy its own 4G system on the 2100 Mhz group in most 21 accredited service areas irrespective Rajasthan in which it’s airwaves from the 800 MHz rang
Meanwhile, even as Srivastava thanked the merger for allegedly fast-tracking the spectrum allocation procedure, industry insiders think that the present government has really prevented the state-run business from launch the service within the previous couple of years to assist particular private players, such as Reliance Jio.
It is worth noting here that BSNL was likewise overdue in rolling out its 3G services before this decade under contentious conditions. Critics had alleged that central authorities of had stopped the business from deploying the technologies to prefer Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel, that’s the industry leader.