BSNL requests 700MHz or 2100MHz frequencies for LTE

4 Jan 2018

A request from state-backed telecom provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for 700MHz or 2100MHz spectrum for 4G services is currently ‘under examination’, according to Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, the Economic Times writes, citing the official’s speech to parliament. BSNL has applied for 5MHz in the 700MHz range for all of the 20 circles in which it operates (the remaining two areas are served by its sister company) through an equity fusion route, or a temporary allocation of 5MHz block in the 2100MHz band for one year, for a one-off payment.