4G Technology services to be launched in 130 cities and towns of Karnataka telecom state
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), the state-owned telecommunications services operator, is expected to launch 4G services amid strong competition among private telecommunications service providers in Karnataka this year. According to reports, BSNL is waiting for the government to allocate the spectrum and the 4G service offer has been worked out. BSNL is launching the service at a time when private players pushing schemes in the market to attract customers.
Nearly around 130 cities and towns in the Karnataka state are expected to get 4G BSNL services. As per latest information, BSNL will install nearly thirty thousand (30,000) 4G towers across India and ten thousand (10,000) 4G towers in Karnataka circle alone. Government approval for the 4G BSNL proposal was all that is needed to start 4G services, said Karnataka Circle General Manager Mr.R.Mani.
He also added, the 4G spectrum exploitation process began with the commissioning of a 4G Transreciever Base Station (BTS) at Shivamogga in March this year. Mani said that the circle of BSNL Karnataka is the second in the country to earn more than Rs 2,000 crore as income in 2017-18. The circle of BSNL Karnataka recorded gains despite a loss of 14% of revenue, while private players suffered huge losses.
The state-owned company is also working on high-speed broadband connections in FTTH (Fiber to the Home) technology. BSNL is also updating its technology to improve the quality of the network in the state. The telecommunications service provider also adds 1,280 3G towers at a cost of 228 million rupees. According to reports, BSNL to support better internet speed is replacing old technologies with advanced.