BSNL 4G Network Now in Vijayawada & AP Circle
After delaying the rollout for years, BSNL has officially launched its 4G network in AP Telecom Circle including Vijayawada city. The state-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched its 4G services in the AP Circle.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. A P Rao, the Chief General Manager, Andhra Pradesh Circle, has expressed satisfaction over BSNL’s current growth. Undoubtedly, the new 4G rollout facility would help increase the customer base of BSNL and improves its financial condition.
BSNL – Still the Best Network?
As per the latest data, there are over 3.33 lakh new mobile customers and 17,171 new broadband connections in the current year for BSNL. Incidentally, the BSNL network facilitates 122.6TB data traffic per day.
The public-sector undertaking is spending ₹200 crore for upgrading and expanding the mobile services in this current financial year 2019-20. Out of the allotted 500 4G towers, currently, 350 are in operation. The remaining 150 4G towers would be erected soon in Vijayawada city alone to facilitate seamless highspeed 4G connectivity.
BSNL 4G in AP Circle:
If the reports are to be believed, more than 800 4G towers would be set up in the coming days. Apart from the Vijayawada city, the AP BSNL Circle has rolled out 4G services in other important towns including Chittoor, Cuddapah, Guntur, Kurnool, Nuzvidu, Srikakulam, and Vizianagaram.
The existing BSNL subscribers can upgrade their existing 3G or 2G SIM to the new 4G network and get 2GB of BSNL 4G data for free. Apart from this, the BSNL has already announced Amazon Prime Membership worth ₹999 to its esteemed subscribers on select postpaid plans.
BSNL has been testing its 4G services on a trial basis in several other circles. Starting with Kerala, Gujarat, Chennai, Karnataka, and Telangana, the BSNL 4G services are active. However, the company is still awaiting the commercial roll-out of the 4G LTE network.
Apart from Government’s revival plan, these cost-effective measures could also help the ailing BSNL to lure more subscribers and have a fair chance of competing with private telecom operators including Reliance Jio.