Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has been testing 4G providers in Kerala circle for some time now. Earlier this 12 months, we reported about BSNL’s 4G tender launch in Idukki district of Kerala. Back then, the service was made out there for customers by way of current 3G U-SIMs 256Okay modules, however now, the telco is offering 4G USIM playing cards in order that customers can expertise 4G. Another factor value noting is the service availability. According to the knowledge we’ve got, BSNL 4G is now out there at 250 towers in Idukki district of Kerala. That stated, customers will be capable of latch onto 2G and 4G, and never 3G as a result of all of the 3G towers are actually turned off in Idukki district. Furthermore, a reader (identify: Matthew) of TelecomTalk has posted a screenshot of a 4G take a look at carried out on BSNL 4G community and the speeds are on-par with different non-public telcos’ 4G speeds.
BSNL 4G Achieves Download Speed Close to 20 Mbps
As you’ll be able to see within the picture beneath, the 4G obtain pace on BSNL community is 18.1 Mbps whereas the add pace was 5.98 Mbps. That stated, these speeds are on-par with different non-public telcos reminiscent of Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. But in some areas, Airtel and Jio ship far superior speeds which BSNL could not obtain with the present spectrum it has. What’s extra attention-grabbing is the add pace on BSNL 4G which is just about shut to six Mbps. Private telcos usually stumble within the add pace division. For instance, in my space, Airtel gives obtain speeds of over 20 Mbps, however the add speeds by no means cross 2 Mbps, which is underwhelming. Amongst the non-public telcos, Idea cellular gives one of the best add speeds, adopted by Vodafone, in keeping with Trai and OpenSignal.
BSNL 4G USIM Available in Kerala
As of now, BSNL is providing 4G providers in Idukki area of Kerala. The telco had transformed all its 250 towers within the area to 4G ones and it has fully scrapped the 3G community. So when you have an outdated SIM card, the probabilities are that you simply’ll find yourself utilizing BSNL’s 2G community. To keep away from that, you’ll be able to head over to any BSNL’ retailer within the area to avail a BSNL 4G SIM card. The BSNL 4G USIM prices Rs 20 and the activation might be executed by way of Tele-verification.
BSNL 4G Services Also Available in Nagpur Rural Area
While customers in Idukki district of Kerala are having fun with the long-awaited 4G providers from BSNL, it’s unknown when the telco will likely be rolling the identical on a pan-India foundation. Very not too long ago, the state-run telco has began offering 4G providers in Nagpur rural space and Bhiwapur is the primary area to get 4G within the stated area. For those that need to get pleasure from BSNL 4G providers in Nagpur, they will head over to the closest BSNL retailer to get a 4G SIM card.