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BSNL 4G plans launch possible in four months in two zones

BSNL 4G sim price and data plans: BSNL's mobile networks ZTE and Nokia are mainly built by two providers across the country but requires government approval. The government is concerned about upgrading ZTE's legacy networks to 4G as it could raise security concerns for Indians connected to those networks.

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  • BSNL's mobile networks are mainly built by two providers across the country: ZTE and Nokia.
  • BSNL believes it can deploy live 4G networks in two zones
  • BSNL can save hundreds of crores in capital expenditures to implement 4G services

Public Telecommunications Company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is working hard to ensure its 4G networks are up and running as soon as possible. But the telecom company bsnl 4g launch date plans have not been without obstacles or challenges. 

BSNL 4G plans launch

The state-owned operator believes it can roll out live 4G networks in two areas of India, including the southern and western regions, in three to four months. According to a report by F-Express, all the company needs is a nod from the government, but it's unlikely to come due to the security concerns that will arise.

BSNL network cannot be updated due to ZTE

For the uninitiated, BSNL's mobile networks are mainly built by two providers across the country: ZTE and Nokia. The government intend to raise security concerns and upgrade ZTE's legacy networks to 4G for Indians connected to those networks.

As ZTE is a Chinese company and has not registered with the relevant authorities, BSNL cannot obtain authorization to request an upgrade of its equipment.

PK Purwar, CMD, BSNL, wrote to the telecommunications secretary asking for their support in obtaining government approval for the upgrade request. In his letter obtained from FE, Purwar explained that by following this simple upgrade process, BSNL can save hundreds of millions of rupees in capital expenditure to implement 4G services. Furthermore, it won't take long either and it will be done in about three to four months, which could prove to be a deciding factor for the future of the telecom company in India.

The government, on the other hand, does not want a Chinese presence on its networks. It is understandable, but this puts BSNL in a very bleak situation, and it can only hope to win government support in every decision it makes. It is worth noting that the South Zone is one of the largest contributors to BSNL's mobile services revenue.

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