State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has finally launched its 4G services in the country with Kerala being the first state to get the service.The company has launched the 4G services in five locations of Idukki district, with more cities to follow.
According to a report by TelecomTalk, BSNL 4G services are based on the existing spectrum and BSNL users can avail high-speed 4G services with their existing 3G-enabled SIM cards. As per the report, BSNL Chief General Manager P T Mathewsays that the service will be commissioned in other districts of Kerala by the end of 2018.
Interestingly, a Twitter user named Nagella Trinath posted a screenshot of the 4G speed test conducted on BSNL 4G network. The screenshot reveals that the company is offering a download speed of 25.20 Mbps and an upload speed of 5.36 Mbps. However, it is important to note that the company haven’t bought any new spectrum, which means that the rollout of 4G services in other parts of the country is a distant dream.
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At the event in Kerala, BSNL also announced a new Home plan of Rs 67. Under this offer, BSNL users will be able to make unlimited local and STD calls to one BSNL landline connection in Kerala. Further, the company has also partnered with T-mobile and N-Cell telecom to offer international roaming services in the US and Nepal respectively.