BSNL launches indigenous 4G site in Kolkata to boost self reliance

As per official sources, the telecom operator has been conducting trials to test the capability of the homegrown technology under Phase IX of the 4G technology project.

BSNL launches indigenous 4G site in Kolkata to boost self reliance

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched an indigenous 4G site in Ballygunge Telephone Exchange in Kolkata. The operator is said to cover the whole site with indigenous technology.

As per official sources, the telecom operator has been conducting trials to test the capability of the homegrown technology under Phase IX of the 4G technology project. The same is made to upgrade in 5G service.

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The telecom operator is also executing 4G saturation Project entrusted by the Centre to provide 4G mobile services by using 4G Atma-Nirbhar Bharat technology in remote and difficult terrains of India for connecting 24,600 uncovered villages in rural and hilly areas to address the digital divide.

Tejas Network has started supplying the RAN (Radio Access Network) technology and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) is playing the role of systems integrator (SI).

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The government-authorised BSNL was asked to use indigenous technology to roll out 4G/5G at a time when there was no company in India that had proven technology or equipment in its portfolio. 

It is estimated to take 2 years for BSNL to deploy 4G in 1 lakh targeted sites throughout the country. 

BSNL had already rolled out some sites in the country with 4G technology from foreign vendors. Those sites are operational, but very limited in number. 

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