BSNL to set up 300 4G Towers in Chennai says CGM, Chennai Telep
CHENNAI: BSNL will set up about 300 4G towers in Chennai by March 2017 to enable the public sector enterprise to provide 4G mobile services, a top official of Chennai Telephones, a part of BSNL, said on Monday.
“We will also be entering the 4G space. Tenders will be floated to set up 300 4G towers in Chennai. By March 2017, our 4G towers will, hopefully, be installed and ready for service roll outs,” S.M. Kalavathi, Chief General Manager, Chennai Telephones, said at a press conference on Monday.
Ms. Kalavathi said they had launched 45 4G wi-fi hotspots in Chennai.
The department had identified 40 places in Chennai to expand their broadband network.
“Out of these, we have started work at three places,” she said. About the turnaround time to set right faults in the broadband connections when customers raised issues, the CGM said it took about one to three days for faults to be rectified.
BSNL added 20 lakh mobile connections a month in the past three months, she said. “It has 11 to 12 per cent market share in the Chennai region,” she said.