Industry News

Telecom provider BSNL to introduce its 4G services across the country’s 14 Telecom Circles

India: India-based telecom provider company BSNL will soon be introducing its 4G services across 14 Telecom Circles as the company has a 20MHz Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum in 2500 MHz band through which the company is permitted to launch the 4G services without any license related issues, to compete with the prevailing 4G service providers in the country.

As per the BSNL’s execution plan, 4G Base Tower Stations (BTS) will be mounted in existing GSM sites by the company which will not have any extra procuring and installation expenditure and will provide fast speed. As per a senior official of the company, the decision of providing 4G services in 2500 MHz band will be feasible and not affect the company’s expenditure.    

Earlier, the company had done a soft launch of these 4G services in Chandigarh where they could launch a 35Mbps speed. Before BSNL, the telecom providers such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance have launched their 4G services across various regions in the country. Bharti Airtel was the first company to launch the 4G services in August, 2015, in India, followed by Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Reliance. 

TechSci Research depicts that the heating up 4G race in the country will enlighten other telecom providers to come forward and launch their 4G related services for fulfilling the growing expectations and demands of the customers.

India is one of the growing market for 4G services and 4G devices across the globe. The recent report by consulting and market research firm TechSci Research, “Global LTE Consumer Devices Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2020”, global LTE consumer devices market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 26% during 2015 – 2020 on account of rising mobile data traffic, growing demand for high speed data connectivity from enterprises and consumers, coupled with increasing research and development activities. Improving LTE network infrastructure across the globe is significantly contributing to increasing demand for LTE consumer devices. Rising purchasing power of consumers, especially in Asia-Pacific and Middle East, is also boosting adoption of LTE consumer devices.

Relevant News