State-run BSNL, which is carrying out trials to test the 4G service of TCS and ITI, has actually asked the companies to release devices in accordance with the conditions defined in the expression of interest (EoI). The regulation followed TCS and ITI sent a modified service for doing trials at Chandigarh and Ambala areas, in which it has actually been pointed out that 20-watt radios are to be released, as versus the requirement of 40-watt radios.
The personal operators utilize 40-watt and 80-watt radios for 4G networks. According to market executives, 20-watt radios are utilized at some locations by personal gamers to provide 2G services, however no one is utilizing it for 4G. Also, making use of a 20-watt radio increases the requirement to set up more websites. For circumstances, if BSNL objectives to present 1 lakh websites throughout the nation utilizing 40-watt radios, the website requirement would double in case the power is lowered to 20 watts. On top of that, there will be other secondary expenses like increased usage of diesel, leasings and upkeep etc.
Although TCS and ITI have actually notified BSNL about implementation of 40-watt radios likewise, the numbers are really low compared to 20-watt radios. For circumstances, the business have actually pointed out about implementation of 8 20-watt radios in Band 1 (2100 MHz) and 5 20-watt radios in Band 41. But for 40-watt radios, the numbers are 2 for Band 41 and 5 for Band 1.
“In this regard, attention of TCS and ITI is hereby drawn to the clause no 9.3.5 of Section-3 part B of the EoI dated January 1, 2021 wherein it has categorically been specified that the eNode-Bs shall have 40 watt (4*40W with 4*4 MIMO),” BSNL stated in a letter to TCS and ITI, a copy of which has actually been seen by FE.
In addition, a question has actually been raised by among the potential bidders looking for verification that for the function of trials, the 20 systems in Band 1 and 5 systems in Band 41 can be 4*4 MIMO-capable, with a transfer power of 20 watts per port, as long as the supplier undertakes to supply 40 watts per port. “However, this was replied stating the “as per EoI clause”, which implies that the demand was not concurred to by BSNL,” the letter stated.
The letter even more stated it is asked for to release the evidence of idea (PoC) or trial devices in accordance with the conditions of EoI and accelerate the offering of the trial devices for screening by the PoC committee.
This is not the very first time that BSNL has actually raised concerns around trials by TCS. Earlier, BSNL had actually raised a warning when TCS proposed 128 discrepancies in item requirements. The business had actually declared that accepting the discrepancies might jeopardise its organization potential customers and effect client experience.