TCS All Set To Deploy & Run BSNL 4G Network Across India: No Other IT Firm Is Ready?
Many companies have been shortlisted to conduct trials for the 4g network technology. After four month the companies that will be successful with their test equipment will be eligible to roll out BSNL’s 4G network.
There’s a good possibility that the 4G contract awarded by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will go to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Eligible Bidders For BSNL’s 4G Network
Many companies have been shortlisted to conduct trials for the 4g network technology and for conducting the entire process, four months was given.
These trials are extremely important as it is clearly stated by bsnl that all the equipment for its network should be used by local firms.
According to a Financial Express report, Pertsol has said that the three companies it had partnered with, including HFCL, L&T, and Tech Mahindra, haven’t concluded the commercial proposal with it.
On satisfactory conclusion of trials, BSNL aims to bring out 4G in ten months. Assuming that the trials are finished successfully in four months, the network can be rolled out after 14 months. However, if the trials do not finish within the given timeframes, the rollout dates may be extended as well.
Why TCS Can Bag The Contract?
So we all know about the big news, TCS has bought Tejas Networks, a global optical and broadband company.
Now this alone will be extremely helpful for performing 4G trials.
According to Pertsol, a local telecom firm, because C-DoT is a PSU, it is a more likely possibility that the contract goes to TCS.
What About The Other Possibilities?
Many companies like HFCL, L&T, and Tech Mahindra said the trials were unfeasible with Pertsol. Thus the three partnered companies, including HFCL, L&T, and Tech Mahindra, haven’t been concluded yet because there were a lot of technical issues in the solution provided by the company.
Pertsol also mentioned that it has already delivered many successful mission-critical solutions to BSNL and has also implemented its packet core for BSNL in Chennai recently.
According to the BSNL statement of interest, the company has already invited its three partners to demonstrate an end-to-end core solution (EoI).
TCS is investing extensively in this effort to create up a distinct vertical for telecom solutions for 4G/5G, according to the corporation, and it may be the only company left for BSNL to go with.