BSNL Plans to Launch 5G Much Before Reliance Jio, Airtel in India; Roll Out Expected in 2019


The government telecom body of the nation, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), promises to launch its own 5G services in the country in parallel with a global launch of 5G. the company assures that the moment 5G service gets launched in any place of the world, the same time 5G will be launched in India as well. So was said by Anil Jain, Chief General Manager of BSNL.

BSNL 5G Plan:

Further, the Chief General Manager of BSNL, Anil Jain, was said that nobody will release the nascent advancement of 5G services in the country before BSNL. On asking about the release date or timeline, the manager decided not to spill more beans and answered that he cannot give any such timelines, as of now. However, he gave a positive ray of hope by saying that even people expect 5G services to knock their door only by June 2020, the company can make a surprise launch as soon as in 2019 itself. He further added the company has missed the opportunity to establish itself as a 4G provider in the country, and now, it does not want to miss getting its hands over 5G service launch.

BSNL 5G Technology:

Also, Anil Jain noted that 5G launching across the country may need a lot of study and explorations. Therefore, BSNL has taken a big step forward in the initiation 5G services and equipping and enriching itself to give away 5G services. On this note, Jain said that BSNL has signed agreements with international operators, such as NTT advance technology, Nokia, etc. to learn and test the service on the ground and for making the already available system compatible enough to carry 5G configuration. He also stated that many recommendations are coming in the way for 5G services. However, BSNL with the help of international companies mentioned above is working for launching its own home network with 5G service. Testing and working of the 5G services by BSNL is under process.

Anil Jain also stated that this testing of 5G services is now occurring across various places in the world. In countries such as India, Germany, the United States, and China, the test for 5G services have already been started. Also, it is believed by the officials of BSNL that once when the Wings is rolled out that commences its operation in the country from August 1, the mobile network provider will get 50 lakh new customers by the end of the financial year.

Earlier the Chief General Manager announced many promotional plans for its landline, broadband, and fiber to the home services. Now, with much hopes rested on that, he stated that “with these new offers we are hopeful to add 15 lakh new customers for landline and broadband connections against the current customer base of 60 lakh while we are expecting to add 30 lakh more for fiber broadband from the existing 2.3 lakh fiber connections pan-India by March 2019”.

About BSNL:

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited or BSNL is state-owned telecom service provider. This telecom network is headquartered at New Delhi. The service was launched on 1st October 2000. Anupam Srivastava serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of this organization, currently. The service is available throughout the country except in New Delhi and Mumbai, where the service is given in the name of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL). Fixed-line telephone service, mobile telephone network service, Internet television, IPTV, and broadband are some of the chief services rendered by BSNL.

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