Vaishnaw and DoT secy launch first test call on locally developed 4G technology


The first test call on locally developed 4G technology installed in the BSNL network for testing was made on Sunday by Telecommunications Department Secretary to Telecommunications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, according to an official statement.

To fulfill Atmanirbhar Bharat’s dream of creating Indian telecommunications equipment for the world, BSNL is leading a proof of concept (PoC) with Tata Consultancy Services and the state-run telecommunications research organization C-DOT in Chandigarh , according to the press release.

The PoC aims to install, integrate and test 4G equipment into BSNL’s network to establish its suitability for commercial deployment.

“Made the first call on BSNL’s Indian 4G network (Designed and made in India). PM @narendramodi Ji’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat is taking shape,” Vaishnaw said in a tweet.

An official statement said the first test call was made from the 4G network designed, developed and manufactured in India, being installed at BSNL in Chandigarh.

K Rajaraman, Secretary of the Government of India of Telecommunications, made an IP video call from the equipment being installed to the Honorable Minister of Communication, Information Technology and Railways Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw. Data browsing and video streaming have also been demonstrated, ”the statement said.

Rajaraman, along with BSNL President and CEO PK Purwar, C-DoT Executive Director Dr Rajkumar Upadhyaya, and senior TCS officials traveled to Chandigarh to review the PoC installation and performance.

“The basic 4G equipment is deployed in the Manimajra telephone exchange. TCS has also installed 4G radio equipment at 5 sites in Chandigarh. The basic and radio equipment of TCS is being integrated with the equipment of BSNL, “the statement read.

BSNL is in the process of deploying a pan-Indian 4G network. He has requested support of Rs 40,000 crore from the government, which he wishes to use Rs 20,000 crore for the purchase of locally developed 4G technology.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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