Telecom operator BSNL will rollout 4G services in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh by March 2018,official said.
The tender formalities are done and a total of 1,150 4G sites will be installed in A.P and Telangana the states and the 4G services will be launched, BSNL Telangana Circle Chief General Manager L Anantharam said.
"For 4G project, tendering process has completed and waiting for guidelines from BSNL headquarters. The vendor has been finalised. For BSNL 4G project, 10,000 4G sites have been planned pan India while for Telangana we are getting 550 sites and 600 in Andhra Pradesh,before this financial year end we will launch 4G services in both the states," General Manager P Sudhakara Rao said.
The combined Circle (A.P and Telangana) achieved highest number of activations in South Zone in the Q1 of present financial year with 4,27,209, He added.
Officials said BSNL earned Rs 2,500 crore revenue for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during 2016-17.
He said BSNL Telangana circle has commissioned Wi-Fi services under "BSNL 4G PLUS" at important locations/public places in the state. "As of now in 63 locations Wi-Fi services are commissioned under Phase-I, including 11 rural exchanges and 58 more locations are expected to be launched by August 2017," he said, adding, further in Phase II, 130 more sites are planned.
BSNL has started re-verification process of existing customers through e-KYC. With this process mobile number will be linked to Aadhaar number.It is mandatory for all existing customers to undergo re-verification for linking mobile number with Aadhaar number.
Anantharam announced official launch of new website of BSNL Telangana Telecom Circle www.telangana.bsnl.co.in and he also launched new prepaid plan PRATIBHA meant for rank students of EAMCET, NEET, JEE in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.