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BSNL Has Signed A Deal With TCS And Will Soon Launch 4G Services Across India

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When other telecom companies in India, like Jio, Airtel, and Vi, are preparing to roll out their 5G services, BSNL is still working to expand the availability of its 4G services throughout the nation. According to reports, the national rollout of the state-run telecom operator’s 4G services is about to happen.

The Indian government issued a directive that required the telco to only use 4G equipment from domestic companies, delaying the launch of BSNL’s 4G services from 2019 to 2020. Soon after, the business published a letter of intent to source the machinery. Only Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) replied, and trials were launched in India. BSNL and TCS are reportedly getting closer to agreeing to a deal to roll out the former’s 4G network throughout the nation, according to a report.

To roll out the telco’s 4G services in the nation, TCS and BSNL are nearing completion of a $2 billion (roughly Rs. 16 crores) contract. Additionally, it mentions that the disagreements between the two businesses regarding the pricing and deal terms have been settled. They appear to be close to concluding the paperwork for the transaction. Tejas Networks, a division of Tata Sons, will produce the 4G technology needed for the country’s wide adoption of 4G services once these businesses have finalized their agreement. As a result, it is anticipated that BSNL and TCS will launch the services in 100,000 locations throughout India.

With this action, BSNL should move a little bit closer to the eagerly anticipated 4G rollout. However, telco customers won’t be able to use 4G services nationwide until the following year.

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