BSNL to launch 4G service in Bihar by February end
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will launch 4G service in Bihar by the end of this month. The 4G service would be launched on 3G spectrum in 40 cities and towns of Bihar by the end of this month, Bihar Circle, Patna Chief General Manager G C Srivastava said yesterday. The services will be first launched in Nawada, Jehanabad and Ara (Bhojpur). Here's more.
Haven't got 4G spectrum, so launching on 3G spectrum: Srivastava
"Though we haven't got 4G spectrum to start this service, we'll be launching 4G services in Bihar on the existing 3G spectrum. We will first launch the 4G services in Nawada, Jehanabad and Ara (Bhojpur) by the end of this month and then it will spread to other areas," Srivastava said. He said there is no issue in providing 4G service on 3G spectrum.
All 40 towns to get 4G service by April end
Asked whether it's possible to provide 4G service on 3G spectrum, Srivastava said that technically, there's no problem in doing so. He said that it's difficult to start 4G service in Patna due to some other problems but the capital city would also get the service soon. Sources said that 4G service would be rolled out in all the 40 towns/cities by April end.
BSNL has added 1.7 lakh new mobile subscribers this January
Stating that BSNL is leading service provider in the state, the CGM said that BSNL has added 1.7 lakh new mobile subscribers in January this year. After the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) approved BSNL's proposal seeking airwaves in the 2100 Mhz band to launch 4G services across India, the company is waiting for the Union Cabinet's approval to start the work.