As part of the Phase – 8 Expansion, BSNL will replace all the 2G base stations and install 28,000 new 3G and 4G Base stations in the country. This will be completed by 2017-18. At the same time BSNL has demanded the government for allotment of 4G Spectrum free to BSNL. This is most necessary not only to provide 4G but also to update to 5G services.

CMD BSNL, Shri Anupam Shrivastava stated that the new base stations will be completed by the end of this financial year.