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DoT accepts BSNL’s proposal for 4G services; to allot spectrum in 2100 MHz band

September 12, 2018
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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has cleared Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s (BSNL’s) request for allotment of airwaves in the 2100 MHz band. The allotment of these airwaves would enable BSNL to roll out its 4G services in 21 licensed service areas (LSAs) except Rajasthan.

Earlier, in 2017, the company had submitted a detailed project report to the DoT in order to acquire the spectrum amounting to Rs 138.85 billion. In this regard, BSNL has requested for equity infusion amounting to Rs 66.52 billion from the DoT. The remaining cost would be settled through the company’s revenues.

According to BSNL officials, the DoT has given an 80 day time period to complete the process so that BSNL could get the airwaves soon.

Currently, the company has rolled out 4G in Kerala and Karnataka on a pilot basis.


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