Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced its plans to launch 4G services in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu, among other southern states. The service is planned to begin in December 2023.
The company has mapped large parts of these states for tower installation. This includes more than 4,200 4G sites in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The 4G equipments are being installed under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), which is the central government’s primary source of capital for building telecom infrastructure.
Further, BSNL has begun offering free 4G SIM upgrades to its users in select circles. The upgrade from a 2G/3G SIM will also provide users with complimentary 4G data and three months of validity.