Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav State-owned telecom company BSNL will start offering 4G services at 200 locations in the next two weeks. Vaishnav said that indigenously made 4G telecom equipment has been deployed by BSNL at 200 locations between Chandigarh and Dehradun. “At the most, BSNL’s 4G service will start in the next two weeks,” he added. Along with this, he said that by November-December this year, BSNL’s 4G network will be upgraded to 5G.
TCS and ITI got big orders
BSNL has placed advance orders worth over Rs 19,000 crore to TCS and ITI for setting up 4G network. These devices will be installed at more than 1.23 lakh locations across the country. Vaishnav said, “You will be amazed to see the speed with which BSNL will roll out the network. After three months of trial run, we will start rolling out the network at 200 places a day. Initially this network will work as 4G and by November- By December, it will be converted to 5G with a small number of software updates.
5G network started in Gangotri
With the launch of the latest unit in Uttarakhand’s Gangotri on Wednesday, the number of 5G network sites in India crossed two lakh mark. The 5G site at Gangotri was inaugurated by Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Speaking on the occasion, Vaishnav said, “Practically one 5G site is being activated every minute. The world is surprised to see this.” 5G equipment was installed at the first one lakh places in five months after the launch of 5G service by the Prime Minister on October 1.
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