BSNL’s rollout of 5G is estimated to be affected

 The deployment of 4G services in India by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is too delayed. That has already been accomplished by all private telcos. While Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone Idea intend to roll out commercial 5G services in several Indian regions in the upcoming months, we have yet to witness BSNL’s 4G launch utilising domestic technology. BSNL’s 4G rollout has been postponed until 2023. The crucial query is whether any additional setbacks in the rollout of 4G would also affect the rollout of 5G.

If events carry on as they are, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) won’t be able to roll out 5G in a reasonable timeframe. Although there aren’t many 5G use cases for users yet, uptake will accelerate in the coming years. By now, BSNL ought to have made 4G available to deploy 5G NSA as soon as possible.

But at the moment, that seems a little improbable. Delays are one problem that has afflicted BSNL. Uncertainty exists on who is to blame for dismantling business—the government, the telco, or both. Nevertheless, there has to be a strong urge among BSNL and the government to provide 4G network services in as many areas of India as feasible.

Users of BSNL can choose from a wide range of services in both the retail and business sectors. But to assure that it is stealing as many consumers from the commercial telcos as feasible, the telco must adopt a cutthroat attitude and put in a lot of effort.