Indore: Minister of state (independent charge) for information technology Manoj Sinha on Monday informed that state telecom operator BSNL is mulling to roll-out 4G service in the country. Sinha informed this while talking to a delegation from BSN here on Monday morning.
The delegation led by Ramswarup Mundra, a local Telephone Advisory Committee member met the minister. Mundra inform that Sinha has stated that his ministry is working to roll-out 4G service in the country by BSNL very soon.
BSNL is yet not receive proper spectrum, but it has started 4G testing service with the help of available spectrum. The trial service has started in Karnataka and Kerala. He admitted that in the absence of the 4G service, BSNL is finding it difficult to face the competition from the private operators. Sinha clarified that central government cannot directly allot spectrum to BSNL.
The government wants BSNL to get 4G spectrums. However, the government is working on different available options. Sinha informed that phase-II of Digital India is rolled out and target is set to complete it by 2019.