AGARTALA, Oct 2 - The BSNL will introduce 4G mobile service in three north-eastern states, including Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram by next three months, an official confirmed here on Tuesday.
An order for procuring equipment has already been placed and hopefully they will be delivered within next two-and-a-half months.
In the first phase, BSNL 4G will be introduced in 120 locations of the state covering 86 rural exchanges. Once the 4G network is operational, there will be free Wifi hotspots in all rural exchanges.
Confirming the plan, Assistant General Manager of BSNL, Tripura Bikash Sarkar said the BSNL wants to provide quality service to its subscribers with affordable price. And, BSNL 4G will certainly fulfil the purpose of the young generation.
�Our existing 3G mobile network is more reliable than any other private telecom operators of the country. Keeping that in mind, BSNL authority has approved introducing 4G mobile service in Tripura along with two other north-eastern states�, he said.
International Internet Gateway (IIG), which is connected through submarine cable network at Coxbazar in Bangladesh, is ensuring quality Internet service to its subscribers. Currently, BSNL is using 10 GB bandwidth and it could be enhanced to even 40 GB depending on demand.
BSNL in association with Bharat Broadband Networking Ltd (BBNL) is working on an ambitious project to expand internet connectivity to the Gram Panchayat level in the state.