New-Delhi based Telecommunications Company, BSNL is launching 4G services in India shortly and in the financial year 2017-18 the company will also introduce VoLTE.
Anumpan Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director at BSNL commented that “BSNL is launching 4G mobile services shortly and during the financial year 17-18 BSNL will introduce VoLTE”. He further added that “the telephone company is already matching tariff by tariff, plan by plan with the private company”.
However, the telephone company does not provide 4G spectrum in the following areas, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kolkata.
Moreover, the company is also expecting to get the government’s approval soon for using airwaves in 700 MHz bands for offering 4G services, and 5G services in the future. New-Delhi based company has written to the Department of Telecom to allocate airwaves in the 700 MHz band for rolling out 4G services.
Apart from this, BSNL is in talking terms with private telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm for sharing its dark, or unused, optic fibre as part of its efforts to multiply its revenue from network sharing.