BSNL – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the state-owned telecom operator of India, is gearing up to pump up its existing network in the country. While the issues of call drop and network error are soaring up in India, making TRAI implementing several hard and fast regulations and rules for telcos of India, BSNL has put forward its investments to boost up its availability throughout the India.
Venturing up speculations on tasks that involve interior financing, state-owned BSNL is reported to invest around Rs 2,500 crore in the second part of the fiscal year 2017. The investment of whopping 2, 500 crores will be made for the further development of Wi-Fi hotspots, establishment of mobile towers and reinforce network system in India. As said by the authorities of BSNL, this investment is solely aimed at improving the current systems of the company, while making the network, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and mobile tower availability wider in India.
On this matter, Mr. Anupam Shrivastava, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) addressed to the media which reads – the investments planned by the company are divided into two parts, and both will be implemented in the next financial year. About Rs 4,000 crore is allocated for this esteemed project of BSNL and around Rs 3,000 crore is earmarked for government-funded ventures in the country.
Apart from this, he also said that “for projects that are being endorsed by BSNL are quite large and will drive the company in a new root of growth and progress in coming years. In the first half of this exercise, the company has invested around Rs 1,500 crore and approximately Rs 2,500 crore will be pumped up between October and March which is slated for setting up of new and more advanced Wi-Fi hotspots, GSM growth and reinforcement of core network of BSNL, all through the country. He further added that BSNL is also working on the projects of expanding the number of mobile towers and installing new mobile towers in Left-Wing Extremist regions and the network of BharatNet and Defence for spectrum project. These projects are among the government-funded ventures that are slated to be executed by BSNL in next year.
Apart from this, Mr. Shrivastava also said that BSNL would install 20,000 BTS under the GSM expansion project in this fiscal year to perk up the quality of the services. As reported by the official sources, all the networks and GSM expansion will be held between this October to March of 2018, and soon the consumers and subscribers of BSNL will be able to enjoy faster and error-free network in India.
Presently, BSNL is operating 2700 Wi-Fi hotspot throughout the country, and with this whopping amount of investment, BSNL is planning to drag this number up to 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of March 2018. If everything goes well, with the connection of hotspots with BSNL mobile networks, the users will be able to enjoy peerless data speed.Tags: Bharat sanchar nigam limited, BSNL, investment, telco, wi-fi