BSNL Wants DoT To Reallocate 112 MHz Spectrum In 900 MHz And 1800 MHz Band; Might Start 4G Services Soon

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The DoT has announced that BSNL is again looking for a 112 MHz spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands. Notably, the telecom operator used to hold spectrum in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, which has been expired in February 2020.

 
BSNL Wants DoT To Reallocate 112 MHz Spectrum In 900 MHz And 1800 MHz

DoT Considering BSNL Request Of Renewing Spectrum License

This comes after the ministry of communication said that it is considering BSNL's request to renew the license in 900 MHz and 1200 MHz spectrum bands. The telecom operator is looking for reallocating of 6 MHz in the 1800 MHz spectrum band.

In addition, BSNL wants a 2 MHz band in Odisha, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu circle. Besides, the ministry announced that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited surrendered 41.4 MHz airwaves in the 1800 MHz band. The telecom operator wants DoT to allocate a 106 MHz spectrum in the 900 Mhz band.

For the unaware, both BSNL and MTNL have already surrendered the 17.4 MHz spectrum in the same band, reports OnlyTech. The report said that the state-run telecom operator BSNL is looking for a 5 MHz band in circles like Uttar Pradesh (East) Uttar Pradesh (West), Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, North East, Punjab, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir.

Furthermore, BSNL said that it wants a 5.6 MHz band in West Bengal Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Haryana. While in Kerala BSNL eyeing 6.2 MHz airwaves.

How Much Spectrum BSNL Holds In Its Operating Circle

DoT said that the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has 47.4 MHz, 125.8 MHz, and 280 MHz airwaves in the 1800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 2500 MHz bands. It is worth noting that DoT has already reserved airwaves for MTNL and BSNL for the 4G services. However, the matter of providing 4G spectrum to BSNL is getting delay due to some formalities.

 

BSNL is far behind private telecom operators in terms of launching 4G services; however, now, the telecom operator is likely to start its 4G services in the next 10 months. But still, BSNL is likely to miss the 5G bus as other telecom operators have started trials in the country.

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