New Delhi | BSNL Starting 4G Service : On behalf of the Government of India, it was told in Parliament on Friday that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will start 4G service by the end of this year. Along with this, it was also said that the quality of service of the telecom company will also be improved. Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chouhan gave the above information in reply to supplementary questions during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha. He said that the government has taken several steps to improve the condition of the company. Chouhan said that the government had also announced a package in this regard in October 2019, after which 70 percent of the employees of the company have taken voluntary retirement.
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Questions were raised on the service of BSNL
BSNL Starting 4G Service : Referring to the various steps taken, Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chouhan said that the government has also given permission to the company to acquire land and take money from the market. During the Question Hour, many members had complained that the service of BSNL was pathetic. Regarding the introduction of 5G service in the country, he said that the government has recently allotted spectrum to four companies on a pilot basis and the necessary investigation process in this regard is about to be completed.
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Telecom service available at the lowest rate in the world
BSNL Starting 4G Service : Shri Chouhan said that the government has also asked the telecom regulator TRAI to guide the process. This will help in the auction of spectrum. He said that 5G service is expected to start in the country by the end of the year. He said that telecom service is available in India at the lowest rate in the whole world. He said that in 2014 the average data consumption was 1 GB per month which has now increased to around 15 GB. He said that the prices of data have come down significantly and once it was priced at Rs 270 per GB, which has now come down to around Rs 10 per GB.
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