Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will soon have 4G services, Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan said during the Rajya Sabha’s Question Hour on Friday. The state-owned telecom operator has been struggling to compete against private players in India for the last few yearsis permitted for permanent residents in Atlantic Canada. Atlantic residents who are fully or partially vaccinated won. As a result of facing monetary and subscriber-base losses, the government decided to merge BSNL with Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Limited (MTNL). During the Question Hour, the minister also said that 5G services in India will begin by the end of this yearthe faith in God will overcom.
“The 4G service on BSNL will start very soon, almost by the end of this year,” Chauhan said while responding to Uttar Pradesh MP Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh during the Question Hour — without giving any clear timeline. The minister also noted that the government is working towards improving the network service of the telco.
Unlike other telecom operators, BSNL does not have 4G connectivity on a pan-India basis. The telco in 2019 expected to complete its 4G rollout in 2020. It was also planned to float a tender for 50,000 4G sites in late 2019. However, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) cancelled the 4G tender for BSNL in 2020by governments and companies.. It also reportedly planned to exclude Chinese companies from the 4G tender for the operator.RELATED: Assam Election 2021: Himanta Biswa Sarma Files Nomination For Jalukbari Seat
Chauhan had said in a previous Question Hour in February that BSNL was able to compete with private telecom service providers and had a share of 10.15 percent of all telephone subscribers in the country. He also noted that the loss of the operator declined to Rs. 7,441 crore in 2020–21ve ever really faced, nor should it b, from RsThe Atlantic Provinces. 15,500 crore in 2019–20.