The project will offer at least 300MB free internet and unlimited access to e-governance services and applications.
While private telecom operators are on the verge of launching 5G services in the country, BSNL is still struggling to upgrade its services to 4G.
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Experts feel BSNL should adopt 5G if it wants the revival plans to be successfully executed
The hurdles BSNL will have to surmount after the government unveiled the new package to remain a viable telecom services operator are daunting.
The project will provide 4G mobile services in 24,680 uncovered villages in remote and difficult areas, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said.
As of May 31, 2022, the private operators held 89.9% market share in the wireless space, whereas state-owned telecom operators BSNL and MTNL had a market share of only about 10%.
Government's telecom research organisation C-DoT will also be involved in the project which has played a key role in developing first made-in-India 4G and 5G telecom network technology.
The complainants established that both Airtel and BSNL are liable for deficiency of service, the Commission added.
300 more new 4G towers have been planned for Nagercoil Business Area, which would further double the BSNL mobile coverage in the Kanniyakumari district.
The chairman further said BSNL has found a way and a road map because the government has allotted 4G spectrum for it.
The Supreme Court held that the reserved category candidates securing higher marks than the last of the general category candidates are entitled to get a seat/post in the General Category.
The minister also said this 4G telecom network, which is to be launched this year, will be fully indigenous.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Communications said that a proposal for the merger of Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is under examination.
Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw the development of 5G technology is going on in parallel and will be ready in a few months.
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Government has planned to conduct an auction of 5G in 2022, informed the minister of state for communications Devusinh Chauhan in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.
BSNL chairman and MD PK Purwar at an employee event had also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants BSNL to deploy 4G services by August 15.
The minister also asserted that there is no delay or deficiency in services provided by BSNL due to the implementation of voluntary retirement scheme in early 2020.
This move comes after the management failed to clear the pending taxes even after several notices.