India’s telecom minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw said in Lok Sabha (House of the People) that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is planning to install 112,000 mobile towers across India to roll out 4G services.
According to a PTI report, Vaishnaw said that the homegrown 4G network is being appreciated worldwide and it has a core network, radio network, and full telecom equipment.
BSNL is in the process of ordering 6000 towers immediately followed by 6000 more and then finally 1 lakh towers to be installed throughout the nation for 4G network, said the Minister.
Furthermore, the minister said that the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) fiberise their Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) put in on cell towers. According to him, the TSPs fiberise their base transceiver stations (BTSs) installed on mobile towers and 7,93,551 BTSs have been connected with optical fibre.
The number is fairly low compared to the total mobile towers there are in the country. For 5G to be a success and a better 4G experience, more towers need to be connected with fibre.
“The 4G telecom network is ready to roll out soon and it is developed in India by Indian engineers and scientists. Our development of 4G network is being appreciated worldwide and it has a core network, radio network with full telecom equipment,” he said.
He said the development of 5G technology is going on in parallel and will be ready in a few months.