BSNL poised to introduce 4G services in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by 2018
BSNL is gearing up to introduce 4G for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP circle) by Q1 of 2018. BSNL Chief General Manager of Telangana, L Anantharam, said that legal formalities for the project are finished. Further orders are being awaited from BSNL headquarters. The state-owned company is planning 600 sites in Andhra Prades and 550 sites in Telangana. While 10,000 4G sites are planned for pan India.
The tender formalities are complete and a total of 1,150 4G sites will be installed in both the states. While the 4G services will be launched by March 2018, BSNL Telangana Circle Chief General Manager L Anantharam told reporters here. A new website for Telangana BSNL is also now live with the address www.telangana.bsnl.co.in
BSNL received the highest number of SIM activations from the AP circle in South Zone reaching a total of 4,27,209 in Q1 of 2017. Also, the AP circle( covering Telangana & Andhra Pradesh) is a big revenue source for BSNL as 2,500 crores garnered from the two areas in 2016-2017. The 4G rollout will ensure the continuation of the strong growth in the South Zone.
BSNL has already started mandatory linking of mobile number with Aadhaar through re-verification, said Anantharam.