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Government's Atmanirbhar Bharat call faces a challenge from one of its own- BSNL

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Synopsis

In a recent meeting, BSNL’s leadership has also told the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) it must not be mandated in isolation to buy core 4G network gear from local vendors, insisting that any such central directive must also automatically apply to the Big 3 private telcos to ensure a level playing field.

KOLKATA: The government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat push faces a serious challenge from one of its own. State-run telco, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has told the telecom department that forcing it to buy globally unproven 4G network gear from local vendors could delay its plans to roll out the high-speed data services by at least another 18 months, increase costs, throw up network quality issues and further reduce its survival chances in a fiercely

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