As per industry sources, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is planning to launch 4G services by March 1, 2020.

To this end, it has already sought spectrum from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The operator had first sought 4G spectrum in 2017, but it is yet to be awarded.

On a separate note, BSNL is also preparing to pay off employee wages for December 2019 by next week. The operator has also started repaying its vendor dues.  BSNL will be using its recently sought Rs 30 billion loan for this purpose.