Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has installed three 4G base transceiver stations (BTSs) in the Rohtang Tunnel. This means, all the BSNL users with 4G services can get a web speed of 20-to-25 Mbps whereas crossing the Atal Tunnel. This tunnel is an associate tunnel that connects Lahaul of Lahaul-Spiti district and Manali of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.
BSNL highlighted its 4G services at the tunnel once the new route was opened on 3rd October. The company tweeted concerning its role in providing 4G services at the tunnel.
BSNL officer Sudershan Kumar recently aforementioned the corporate was asked to supply telecommunication services right from the time once the muse stone of the Atal Tunnel was arranged.
It is BSNL that had to supply the most effective coverage on the Atal Tunnel and that we did not fail the state.”
The Atal Tunnel is already making highlights around the world, with being called the world’s longest highway tunnel and with BSNL successfully installing BTS towers for mobile connectivity, the underpass has taken a spot of one of the major tourist attractions point in India.
Tellingly, before the development of the Atal Tunnel, the Lahaul vale accustomed stay closed for pretty much 1/2 the year for any transport movement. Atal Tunnel, named once former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has currently reduced the gap between Manali and Leh by 46-km with none threat exhibit by inclemency conditions.
Yet, once more the property at the tunnel highlights one thing important: BSNL continues to play a serious role in providing property in remote areas of the country. While Airtel, Jio, Vodafone-Idea and others focus on areas where there are more consumers, BSNL typically provides property even in areas wherever solely a few of users might have phone connections. When it comes to offering reliable 4G networks or services BSNL lags behind other Telecom giants like Vi, Airtel or Reliance jio, but in some areas, especially rural areas BSNL is the only company providing 3G or 4G services.
BSNLs installed 4g BTS, so these frontier areas could meet strategic requirements
BSNL Switches on 4G Services in One of the World’s Longest Tunnel
According to the BSNL Himachal Pradesh circle, its team members worked “day and night” in zero degree temperature to install the 4G BTSs in the Atal Tunnel.
Manoj Kumar Mishra, CGM of BSNL Maharashtra Circle in a tweet on September 12, 2020, highlighted that the installation of BSNL 4G BTS was done to “meet the strategic requirements in frontier areas.”
The Atal Tunnel enables citizens to travel along the Manali-Sarchu-Leh road throughout the year upon its formal opening said to be scheduled for early October. The Manali-Sarchu-Leh road typically closes for six months every year due to Rohtang Pass being completely snow bound between November and May. The Ministry of Defense in a release in May 2020, highlighted that the tunnel will emerge as a “major strategic advantage” to the security forces.
BSNL Offers Free Sim Upgradation Till March 2021
It has to be noted that BSNL since early July has enabled its users on 3G and 2G SIMs to upgrade to the 4G SIM for no additional cost. The free upgradation offer to 4G SIM is said to be applicable in areas where the operator is currently rolling out its 4G services including the BSNL Himachal Pradesh circle. BSNL highlighted that the free upgradation to the 4G scheme is valid till March 31, 2021.