BSNL 4G launch expected in January, 5G services by August 2023: Ashwini Vaishnaw

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However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is not happy and has some concerns. For this, Vaishnav said the telecom department is addressing the regulator’s concerns around certain clauses in the bill and holding discussions with industry and leaders on all aspects. The technology minister stated that DoT plans to provide only light-touch regulation for OTT communication players.

BSNL 4G launch is set for January

BSNL 4G launch in India will be in January 2023, while 5G services will be available as soon as August 2023, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said. The Center has also released the draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022 to bring some. Reforms and consolidation of existing laws. In this regard, the minister made some comments with ET. Here are the excerpts:

When asked about BSNL’s plans to roll out 4G and 5G in India, Vaishnav said:

“We are on track to roll out BSNL’s 4G with an aim to launch services in the first week of January. 5G services will be available on BSNL network by August next year. However, in some cases, it will be a simultaneous expansion to enable the public sector telco to catch up with the private sector,” said Vaishnav.

ET asked Vaishnav about his views on BSNL’s sustainability:

“BSNL is a strategic company, we will continue to be. Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has already spent Rs. 1.64 lakh crore package and reiterated its importance. BSNL remains an important market stabilizing company.

The Minister said that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is being approached to amend the Quality of Service (QoS) norms. The industry is also actively working to address such issues. Now, with sufficient spectrum holdings, telcos can further improve network quality.

Talking about the amount of investments and how many new job opportunities will be created in the telecom sector in the next two years, the minister said that the companies will invest around Rs. 2.50 to Rs. He said that he intends to invest up to 3 lakh crores. Next two year period. Around 80,000 new jobs will be created in the telecom sector excluding allied industries.

Source by 91 Mobiles

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