BSNL to roll out 4G services in 10 telecom circles
(Sourced from PTI)
State owned telecom firm BSNL today signed a pact with Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia to roll out 4G services in 10 telecom circles covering Western and Southern regions in India. As per Nokia MBiT-Index 2018, released last week , 4G contributed to 82% of data traffic in 2017 and the monthly 4G data usage per user was nearly 11GB per month in India.
"We are really proud to have technology partner like Nokia with whom we are working in South and West Zone of the country, rolling out the latest single RAN Technology, and further moving towards 5G," BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said. Notably, in 2017, Nokia and BSNL had signed an agreement to explore and develop the applications of 5G for the India market.
According to reports, Nokia will deploy the technology in 10 telecom circles in India - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana