BSNL Bets on 4G VoLTE, 5G Trials to Remain ‘Future-Ready’

BSNL Offering 4G and 5G Services In Future

According to a top official, BSNL Bets on 4G VoLTE4G VoLTE services and it is preparing for working on 5G so as to shape the future. According to Anupam Shrivastava (BSNL chairman and managing director), efforts are being made to pan India 4G VoLTE roll out and the spectrum is taken by the government. Late last year, Telco had demanded the allocation of airwaves in the 700 MHz so as to roll out the 4G services by writing to the Department of Telecom.

BSNL Bets on 4G VoLTE

It is expected that the approval will be soon granted to the company from the government for making the use of airwaves in 700 MHz. The main purpose behind it is to provide 5G and 4G services in the future. For acquiring the spectrum, the highest bidder’s price would suppose to be made in the match by BSNL. Historically, there is no need for an auction. There may be chances of getting delayed by a year for the proposed auction of spectrum in so many bands and this is due to providing the high debt burden of the telecom sector. According to Shrivastava, the balance sheet of BSNL gets affected by the debt of just INR 5000 and the objective of the company is to earn the profit at a net level in 2018-19. It is admitted by him that BSNL has been facing the decline but it has followed the path of recovery as it raises and improves its infrastructure.

Final Price For Setting Up 40,000 New Base Stations

For setting 40,000 new base stations, the company has finalized INR 6,000 crore whose implementation can be done by ZTE and Nokia. In the South and West regions, the work will be executed by Nokia. On the other hand, it will be in the north and east for ZTE. Voice communication over a data pipeline is made to be allowed by VoLTE services. According to the official, several competitive schemes for data were introduced by BSNL and free unlimited voice cannot be offered by it but such efforts can be made possible by VoLTE. According to Shrivastava, for field trials, interaction with Nokia had taken place on 5G along with the signing of knowledge sharing agreement with network firm Coriant.