A TCS-led consortium has bagged a Rs 550 crore request from BSNL for deploying indigenously-designed 4G organization, an authority source said on Friday. The TCS consortium will initially deploy 6,000 mobile towers for BSNL 4G services. TCS-led consortium has been provided request worth Rs 550 crore to convey 6,000 sites for 4G services, a senior BSNL official told PTI. The agreement was signed on Thursday, another source said. An email inquiry shipped off TCS inspired no answer. He said the development of 5G technology is happening in parallel and will be ready in a couple of months.
The minister had said that BSNL is in the process of ordering 6,000 towers immediately and then 6,000 more and finally 1 lakh to be installed all over the country for the 4G network.
Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had informed Parliament on Wednesday that indigenous 4G telecom network will soon be rolled out across India with the BSNL planning to install about 1.12 lakh towers throughout the country.
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