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BSNL 4G services in select towns of Telangana, AP by Aug 2018

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Public sector telecom operator BSNL will roll out services in select districts in and before August this year and launch them in all districts of both states by year end, a said here today.

"services will be launched before August this year in a few districts of and on a pilot basis and expanded to all districts in both states by December 2018," BSNL Telecom Circle Chief told reporters here.

However, the roll out of services will be delayed in in view of the requirement of more number of 4G towers and the services will most likely be started in the city by March 2019, he said.

As part of mobile network expansion plan for this fiscal, new will be deployed in select towns and cities of Telangana Telecom Circle, besides expansion of existing and at a cost of about Rs 123 crore, said.

"A total of 409 (4G Towers) will be installed in various districts as part of the project to extend higher data speeds of to customers of BSNL.

A pilot project for 4G for testing shall be launched in Jadcherla town of district and Wyra town in district before August this year.

Thereafter,shall be launched in all districts of Telangana by the end of this year (December 2018),"he said.

Over 500 4G Towers will be installed in Andhra Pradesh, BSNL officials said.

A total of 64 new 2G and sites have been planned along the Metro Rail corridor for providing seamless services to the customers, they said.

The combined AP Circle (covering and Telangana) has achieved revenue of Rs 2,115 crore for 2017-18 financial year, though there is reduction of revenue by around 15 per cent when compared to the previous fiscal, they said adding "We hope to increase revenue by 5 per cent in 2018-19 fiscal".

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:25 IST