Trivandrum: Public sector telecom service provider, BSNL has formally launched its 4G services in the country starting with Kerala. BSNL’s 4G mobile service has been rolled out at five locations in Idukki district – Udumbanchola, Udumbanchola Town, Kallupalam, Chemmannar and Senapathy.
Announcing this at a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram today, Dr P T Mathew ITS, CGM, Kerala Telecom Circle said, “This is a landmark event and a historic moment for BSNL as we start our 4G services in the country. It’s also a matter of pride for us that the Kerala Telecom Circle was selected by BSNL for the national rollout of its 4G services. We have selected these remote locations for the launch as part of the Digital India programme and the 4G mobile services will be expanded across Kerala in a phased manner. We plan to cover the State by the end of this calendar year. We have applied to DoT for additional spectrum which would enable a faster rollout.”
BSNL launches international pre-paid roaming to USA & Nepal
BSNL has launched international roaming in the USA and Nepal for its pre-paid mobile customers. Prepaid Subscribers will now be able to use their BSNL connection in these two countries. In the USA, the service is being launched in association with T-Mobile while in Nepal, the facility is being provided by N-Cell. BSNL had earlier launched International Roaming facility in UAE for prepaid users in October 2017. This facility will be beneficial to the large number of non-resident Indians and visitors to these countries.
BSNL launches new Home 67 prepaid plan
BSNL has launched a new mobile prepaid ‘Home’ plan. The plan priced at Rs.67 offers unlimited local/STD/BSNL roaming calls to one BSNL landline number in Kerala. With a validity of 180 days, other calls to BSNL network will be charged at 1ps/sec and other networks at 1.2 ps/sec. new customers would get Rs.20 talk time and 500 MB data free for the first 30 days.
Shoba Koshy, Chairperson, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights was the Chief Guest while K Kulanthaivel, PGM; Dr S Jyothi Sankar ITS, GM; and K Sathyamurthy, GM were among the senior officers present.
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