BSNL can install 4G with Nokia In 3-4 months

 BSNL’s network modernization project, estimated to cost over Rs 17,000 crore, has drawn the attention of Finnish telecom infrastructure giant Nokia, which claims it can set up 4G services for the state-owned operator in a record time of 3 to 4 months using equipment produced at its Chennai factory.

According to a source, Nokia is ready to carry out the 4G project for BSNL, and can make the network ready in about 3-4 months in places where their equipment is already being utilised.

The business is sure that the upgrade can be completed in a record amount of time because it established BSNL’s network in west and south India. An official claimed that setting up the network in northern and eastern India can also be done, but it will take more time.

The consortium formed by state-owned C-DOT and Tata’s TCS-Tejas combination has been the front-runner in the ongoing modernization of BSNL for almost three years (which will provide the core). Although the TCSled collaboration has been testing for about a year, there have been some inconsistent results that have caused delays.

According to sources, TCS, Tejas, and C-DOT collectively are still the front-runners to complete the project, but the disparity between the pricing the Tata group quoted and BSNL’s internal estimations appears to have forced the latter to investigate new possibilities, including approaching Reliance Jio.