Jio, Airtel and Vi continue to dominate the country to provide 4G service, but now the state-owned telecom company BSNL is going to shock all of them soon. A TCS-led consortium with C-DOT has developed indigenous 4G and 5G network technologies, which will be integrated into the BSNL network by August 15, a top official of the government-run telecom research firm said on Wednesday. will be introduced.
BSNL to offer 4G and 5G service by August 15
Speaking at the Convergence India event, Rajkumar Upadhyay, Executive Director, Center for Development of Telematics (C-Dot), said that the consortium has indigenously developed the technology at a cost of around USD 30 million, while the global telecom legend Technology Development invest billions of dollars in
“I am happy to inform that soon you will get this good news that we are going to complete this work, and soon this network will be deployed in BSNL network. It will not be 4G alone. With this 5G NSA (Non-Standalone Access) will also be introduced in India. This year it will be introduced by Independence Day i.e. August 15,” Upadhyay said.
BSNL Chairman and MD PK Purwar had also said in an employee program that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants BSNL to start 4G services by August 15.
The Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology has recommended that BSNL should be allotted spectrum for launching 5G services at par with private telecom operators in the country.
Thus, after the introduction of 4G and 5G networks of BSNL, other private telecom operators like Airtel, Jio and Vodafone Idea will face troubles as the state owned telecom company BSNL provides internet packs at very cheap prices.