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BSNL-TCS Deal for 4G Launch

Published on November 11, 2022
Current Context: The Government of India approved an Rs. 26,821 crore deal between Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the roll-out of the 4G network of BSNL.
BSNL-TCS Deal for 4G Launch
  • Tejas Network, a unit of Tata Sons, will indigenously manufacture the equipment for BSNL.
  • According to the deal, TCS will set up the 4G lines across India and maintain the network for 9 years.
  • For this, BSNL will give purchase orders worth Rs. 10,000 crores to the consultancy company.
  • With Rs. 26,821 crore deal, TCS will install 100,000 BSNL-MTNL towers across India and an additional 25,000 towers will be set up in Lakshadweep islands and areas affected by left-wing extremism.
  • The government-owned telecom company aims to launch its 4G services by December 2022 or January 2023 across India.
  • In order to reduce customer attrition, BSNL will also aim to launch 5G services by August 2023, following the launch of 4G services.
  • BSNL was established by the Government of India in 2000 with its headquarters in New Delhi. The current CEO of the company is Pravin Kumar Purwar.
  • TCS is a multinational consultation company that was established in 1968 with its headquarters in Mumbai. The current CEO of the company is Rajesh Gopinathan.

Question:

Q.1 The Government of India recently approved a deal between BSNL and ______ for the roll-out of the 4G network of BSNL.
a. Tech Mahindra
b. L&T
c. HFCL
d. TCS
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