BSNL will roll out 4G services across India before September 2022

Watch them catch up! India’s BSNL hopes to roll out its 4G services across India before September 2022. The question is who is going to tell them?

While Airtel, Vi, and Jio lay the foundations for mainstreaming 5G access in India, the country’s popular BSNL appears to be stuck in a long slumber.


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Um, ok BSNL!

Maybe something good would come of it? Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is owned and operated by the Government of India. In October, the Indian Telecommunications Ministry secretary made the pilot call to test the locally developed 4G technology across the BSNL network.

In a tweet, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said: “First call made on the Indian 4G network by BSNL (Designed and Made in India). PM @narendramodi Ji’s vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat is taking shape. “

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Also read: With no signs of 5G, the minister says that 6G technology made in India will be final by 2024

While Modi’s vision is (finally) taking shape, it is not the vision any tech enthusiast would want for India for the reasons stated above. While locally developed technology is always a great achievement, it shouldn’t be pushed forward so astronomically, especially if we want to compete with technology giants like China.

Let’s not forget, this is the same guy who said India’s locally produced 6G technology would be final before 2024 … with no signs of 5G in 2021.

Meanwhile 5G!

Airtel, Jio and Vi have successfully carried out 5G tests in Indian metropolises. 4G services were first offered to Indian users by these operators in 2016, who have now switched to the improved VoLTE connectivity, which also enables HD voice calls via some cellular operators.

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BSNL can offer VoLTE in five to six years (if we’re lucky), based on current developments. The question is: will someone be waiting for them? We certainly are not.

Also read: Vodafone Idea achieved speeds of over 1.5 Gbit / s in 5G tests in Pune and Gandhinagar

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