NEW DELHI: State- run telecom service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) announced that it will install around 28,000 new mobile base stations across the country by end 2017-18. BSNL wants to replace all the existing 2G sites with 3G and also roll out 4G services from select locations. The company plans to use part of its 3G spectrum for 4G services.
“Under phase-8 expansion, we are replacing all 2G base stations and old equipment with modern base stations which can provide 3G and 4G services. At select locations, we are planning to start 4G services. We expect to complete phase-8 by FY18,” said BSNL Chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava.