BSNL has announced to withdraw the existing CDMA services in Kolkata Telephone district of West Bengal Telecom Circle.

State runs Telecom Company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to shutdown its CDMA 1x and CDMA voice services from 31st October, 2015 in Kolkata Unit of WestBengal Telecom Circle.
While, the operator has surrendered 1 block of 1.25MHz in the 800MHz band in Kolkata Telephone District. BSNL has slowdown selling of new CDMA SIM cards in Kolkata region and came in as they have really small chunk of CDMA users on network.

BSNL last month shifted EVDO subscribers to 3G services in Andhrapradesh, Haryana and Punjab Telecom circles where it has surrendered 1 block of 1.25MHz in the 800MHz band for a refund from the government and does not have sufficient spectrum to continue EVDO and voice services all together. Correspondingly, BSNL has also surrendered 1 block in Kolkata Telephone district but there is chose to stop voice and 1X services in order to continue facilitating EVDO services.

In a statement Calcutta Telephones Official said, ‘Due to regulatory issue, the CDMA 1X & Voice service of BSNL Calcutta Telephones will be discontinued w.e.f. 31-10-2015. All the affected customers are requested to visit nearest CSC for details.” Calcutta Telephones said in a statement.’

BSNL has requested to those customers affected to visit nearest CSC to know more details about discontinuing of CDMA 1X and Voice services from 31st October, 2015.

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