At a time when telecom companies across the country are rigorously rolling out their 5G spectrum services, the government owned telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has just announced plans to roll out its 4G services across India soon.
The Director (HR) of the telecom major Arvind Vadnerkar said in the latest press conference that the company will soon launch its indigenously developed 4G service across the country.
The said 4G services by BSNL is reported to cover a total of 28,000 villages under the telecom company’s project called the BSNL 4G saturation project.
Vadnerkar stated in the press conference that BSNL plans to roll out the indigenously developed 4G service sometime this year.
This will be the world-class 4G services, and in a very short span of time, BSNL will go into 5G services as well, Vadnerkar added, as cited by a PTI report.
The company’s Director (HR) also confirmed that under the aforementioned BSNL 4G saturation project, the company will cover those villages under the 4G spectrum, which still does not have any mobile coverage. In Maharashtra alone, the company plans to cover 4,900 villages with its 4G services.
Further, being a state-owned company, the Government of India is known to be helping BSNL in all its initiatives, by funding and providing necessary resources. According to Vadnerkar, all of these government initiatives are helping the telecom major in its turnaround.
To give an example of this, the state-run company has been recording a good operational profit for the past three years. The company will begin achieving net profit by 2026-27, Vadnerkar added.
Late last year, India’s telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said that BSNL will roll out 4G services in the country by early 2023.
BSNL is the only major telecom operator in India for not providing 4G services to more than 120 million subscribers.