State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has now launched its 4G services in the country with Kerala and with this, the state becomes the first state to get the service. Although, the launch is just a soft launch that means the company has used the existing spectrum to generate the 4G network in the state of Kerala. Also, the 4G services will be initially available only in five locations of Idukki district.
As per the report, BSNL Chief General Manager P T Mathew says that the service will be commissioned in other districts of Kerala by the end of 2018. As per a tweet on the Twitter, the network is able to reach download speeds of about 25.20 Mbps and upload speed of 5.36 Mbps. The user named Nagella Trinath (@nagellatrinath) has tweeted this BSNL 4G network speed test. However, subscribers in the 4G soft launch regions can use 4G service with the existing 3G U-SIMs 256K modules.
The wait for the 4G service is finally over, but as the company is only using the existing spectrums for its services, the dream of the launch of 4G services in other part is still very blurred. Nevertheless, it better something than nothing. We are hopeful for the company to soon launch its services in other parts of India as well.
Alongside, BSNL also launched a new Home plan priced at Rs 67 in which the users will be able to make unlimited local and STD calls to one BSNL landline connection in Kerala. The plan comes with a selling point of no FUP limit per month.