Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has reportedly launched its 4G services in the Jamshedpur business area. The telecom operator has planned to set up 350 base transceiver stations (BTSs) to provide 4G services in the city.
BSNL has successfully completed the foundation and the construction of 4G tower at Jhanti Jarna, Jharkhand, and is moving quickly with tower foundation casting, as 70 foundations have already been completed.
BSNL will be rolling out 4G on old as well as new sites. For the new sites, the company has already started laying optical fibre. The work is also going on with respect to the 4G saturation project, for which the government is utilising BSNL to provide connectivity services.
However, there are 241 existing sites that BSNL Jamshedpur plans to replace with the new 4G sites. In the future, there will be 34 new 4G sites added to the mix. BSNL will be providing homegrown 4G to the customers with these 4G sites. Moreover, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has started deploying 4G for BSNL. TCS expects to execute the deployment process in about 12 to 18 months. The total work spans 100,000 4G sites across India and their maintenance for years to come.
Furthermore, BSNL is expected to have 4G coverage throughout the country by early 2025.