Telecom operators install 2,500 base stations per week for 5G: Chauhan | Jobs Reply

Telecom operators are installing an average of 2,500 base stations per week to deliver 5G services in the country, Union Minister Devusinh Chauhan said on Friday.

The Minister of State for Communications told Rajya Sabha that as of November 26, 20,980 cell phone base stations had been installed.

Of these, Reliance Jio and Airtel have installed 17,687 and 3,293 base stations, respectively.

‚ÄúTelecom Service Providers (TSPs) have started deploying 5G services in the country from October 1, 2022. On November 26th… 20,980 base stations were installed in 14 states and union territories. On average, TSPs install approximately 2,500 base stations per week,” Chauhan said in a written response.

He said telecom operators have reported that they are currently offering 5G services to their subscribers with 5G-enabled devices at no additional cost. “Currently separate counts of 5G users are not maintained by the TSPs”.

Responding to a question about 5G services from BSNL and MTNL, Communications Minister Ashiwni Vaishnaw said BSNL published the tender in October 2022 for its 1 lakh 4G site needs.

“In addition, the government has reserved spectrum for BSNL for its 5G services while it conducts the spectrum auction in July 2022,” Vaishnaw said.

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