TCS Creates 4G Network For BSNL From Scratch; Minister Makes 1st 4G Call
According to the latest reports, the first test call from the 4G network of BSNL was made on 10 October by the Department of Telecom secretary to Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.
Vaishnaw said in a tweet: “Made the first call over Indian 4G network of BSNL (Designed and Made in India). PM @narendramodi Ji’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat taking shape.”
BSNL’s 4G Network
TCS has acquired Tejas Networks, a global optical and broadband company that has been creating 4G wireless technologies that can be upgraded to 5G, as we all know.
TCS, the company is investing heavily in this attempt to establish a unique vertical for 4G/5G telecom products. According to sources, ITI collaborated on the development of 4G and 5G technology with Tech Mahindra and TCS.
4G Availability Is Growing In India
Experts believe that even if 5G technology is deployed in India, 4G technology will continue to play an important role in the Indian telecom business.
According to Telecom Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (TEMA) “Much like a software release on cell phones (like versions 1.0 and 2.0), the new versions of 4G are released from time to time. Indian operators are not running the latest versions of 4G in all areas and, hence, will continue updating their technology and infrastructure till they are completely 5G ready.”
Chairman Ravi Sharma
“For the country, all the building blocks and ecosystem to migrate to 5G are in place, but the commercial launch is some time away. So, we should be building a 4G network which will be upgradeable to 5G.”
Sanjay Nayak, chief executive officer and managing director of Tejas Networks
Indian Government’s Efforts To Boost Domestic Telecom Equipment
As part of the Indian government’s efforts to encourage domestic telecom equipment production, major telecom equipment manufacturers such as Nokia and Ericsson are also manufacturing in India.
ITI, a state-owned electronics manufacturing firm, said in 2020 that it is in talks with Indian firms to offer end-to-end 4G and 5G network gear in India.
According to ITI’s annual report, “Our company with its efficient and innovative state-of-art facilities and capabilities for manufacturing telecom equipment plans to manufacture eNodeB and 5G NR (new radio) products in its various plants.”
ITI chairman and managing director R M Agarwal