BSNL 4G Can Launch As Early As January, 2023 With 10,000 Towers Across India! TCS-BSNL Partnership Will Work?
State-run BSNL is expected to launch its 4G services from January.
TCS at the helm
It is doing so with the help of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which has bagged the tender for the construction of towers to enable the rollout of the service.
The tender for the setting up of 4G towers was released in January and the Tata group company is likely to give its nod in two to three days.
It got the tender worth Rs 28,000 crore for the setting up of nearly one lakh telephone towers.
Tejas Networks, a unit of Tata Sons, is expected to locally manufacture the network equipment for BSNL.
These towers are likely to be set up over the next two years.
Along with the installation the company will maintain the network for nine years.
The loss-making BSNL is likely to send the purchase order for the construction and setting up of the towers in the coming month.