TCS and ITI Submit Bids for the BSNL 4G Launch

The launch of 4G in India will shortly begin, according to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). A Tata Group firm called Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) would assist BSNL in the introduction of domestic 4G. TCS and ITI Limited have submitted bids to roll out BSNL’s 4G. By the end of October, TCS and BSNL had finished the proof-of-concept (PoC) for domestic 4G. According to the article, the bids will be publicly announced today, Wednesday. Keep in mind that ITI has a 20% reserve for the total rollout of BSNL’s 4G.

The domestically built 4G core solution for the BSNL network will be provided by C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics). Systems integrator (SI) duties will be handled by TCS, and network hardware will be handled by Tejas Networks. Although the report shows that expenses have been largely upon y agreed upon by the two businesses, BSNL and TCS were having trouble agreeing on the project’s cost.

For ten years, TCS would be responsible for maintaining BSNL’s networks. Over 100,000 sites will be upgraded to 4G by BSNL throughout India. To provide radio that will go into these places, TCS would need more than 18 to 24 months. Tejas Networks was acquired by Tata Sons back in 2021, giving the Tata Group better command over the project’s expenses and schedule.

The TCS received an order from BSNL earlier this year to provide equipment for 6400 radio sites that will be over the 900 MHz and 2100 MHz bands. To provide 4G services in India, BSNL would need an additional 5 MHz of spectrum in the 2100 MHz range.

The C-primary DoT’s offering can simply be updated to 5G. Even during the just concluded India Mobile Congress 2022, C-DoT showcased its homegrown 5G core.