BSNL Now Seeks Further 5MHz Spectrum in 2100 MHz Band for 4G Roll Out: Document
State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Restricted (BSNL) has reportedly sought further 5MHz spectrum within the 2100 MHz band during the fairness direction for a pan-India rollout of 4G services and products. The telco, which recently gives 2G and 3G cellular services and products, already has 5MHz spectrum within the 2100 MHz band, and an extra service can be enough to get its 4G venture rolling to start with.
BSNL recently has ten crore cellular consumers within the nation.
In step with a PTI record, BSNL’s Board of Administrators had on December 21 cleared the Detailed Challenge Document (DPR) that includes all sides of the venture, together with capital expenditure and different bills. BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava informed the twine carrier that “the board has licensed the DPR and the similar shall be submitted to the federal government in a while.”
BSNL, in line with Shrivastava, is looking for spectrum within the 2100 MHz band for all circles, excluding Rajasthan, the place the corporate is searching for spectrum within the 800 MHz band.
The whole price for obtaining further 5MHz spectrum within the 2100 MHz spectrum can be about Rs nine,600 crore. Shrivastava mentioned that BSNL expects to pay part of this quantity thru fairness direction by means of issuing further stocks to the federal government if allowed, and the remainder thru income generated from the trade.
“The one monetary reinforce that we’re in quest of from the federal government is for spectrum,” Shrivastava used to be quoted as pronouncing.
BSNL had prior to now steered the federal government to allot its 700 MHz spectrum during the fairness direction, which it mentioned would lend a hand it release 4G carrier within the nation, permitting to compete with the likes of Airtel, Vodafone, Concept Cell and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio. Particularly, the tremendous top rate 700 MHz band went unsold after within the spectrum public sale remaining yr. The band used to be advertise for the primary time at a reserve or base worth of Rs 11,485 crore consistent with MHz.
The record added that BSNL has additionally ready an competitive Wi-Fi blueprint and has already rolled out 16,000 hotspot websites.