BSNL to replace all its 3G services with 4G
Looks like BSNL is all set to give a tough fight to its competitors in the Telecom industry as it announced that it is going to replace all its 3G services with 4G. BSNL is also going to introduce VoLTE services, wherein the internet will be used to make voice and video calls. VoLTE is already in the testing phase, according to BSNL.
Looks like BSNL is all set to give a tough fight to its competitors in the Telecom industry as it announced that it is going to replace all its 3G services with 4G.
Now, how is BSNL going to do it? Existing BSNL 3G users need to upgrade to the 4G sim, and BSNL is not charging for the 4G sim cards; the transition happens at zero cost.
Once the transition began, over 130000 users tweeted under the hashtag BSNL4G. Many expressed their satisfaction with the speed offered by BSNL 4G; some, in fact, said that in their respective locations, the speed of BSNL 4Gwas faster than Jio.
BSNL is also going to introduce VoLTE services. VoLTE is already in the testing phase, according to BSNL.
What is VoLTE?
VoLTE stands for voice over long term evolution (LTE). Now, what is LTE? When there were some updates and changes done on 3G, the updates were not enough to term this an upgrade in technology and name it 4G (because the changes did not meet the criteria to qualify as a 4G network). Hence it was called 4G LTE (it is in-between 3G and 4G). This is how the term LTE was coined. Now, when we say VoLTE, it is the voice over the 4G network. In simple words, VoLTE allows users to make high-quality calls and use high-speed internet simultaneously.
Apart from the 4G upgrade, BSNL has also got WiFi hot spot services across the country. BSNL says, ‘Any customer from any mobile operator having a mobile handset can enjoy high-speed data (initial 30 minutes free and then through WiFi recharge coupons) through BSNL hotspots across the country.’ It also provides satellite phone services for the general public and private enterprises. Have a look at this video below to know more: