BSNL Chairman and Managing Director PK Purwar told the India Mobile Congress that the company plans to launch around 1.25 lakh 4G mobile sites in 18 months. The company is in talks with a consortium led by TCS and government firm C-DOT to use the 4G technology developed in the country. Purwar said that the equipment the company is buying for 4G will be used for 5G through software upgrade. When asked about the deadline for launching 5G services, Purwar said that Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has given a deadline of August 15 for this.
“Investment should be made in the network to provide good service to every individual. Telecom If companies do not have sufficient resources, they will not be able to invest in the network. This will not benefit many people from the new technology.” He said that the Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of telecom companies in the country is very low and it has to be seen whether it can be traded or not.
5G network can transmit data at very high speed. 5G services are likely to be around 10 times faster than 4G. The telecom department had received total bids of around Rs 1.50 lakh crore in the recently held spectrum auction. The department initially made an investment of Rs 80,000-90,000 crore from this. revenue expected to meet. Recently, the government had asked telecom companies to improve service quality. Vaishnaw has assured to increase the reforms in this sector. However, at the same time, he said that the industry should also improve the quality of service while fulfilling its responsibility. He encouraged the telecom companies to work fast for this.