‘BSNL fails to provide broadband service to JK subscribers within time’
New Delhi, Apr 25: Minister of state for Communication and Information Technology admitted that the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited had failed to provide broadband service to the subscribers in J&K within 15 days of their registration.
He said the BSNL had “met the benchmark for all the parameters in J&K in the service area, except for providing broadband service connections within 15 days of registration.”
The government had issued notice inviting applications for auction of 3G and Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum on February 25.
The allocation of 3G and BWA spectrum for telecom services including J&K are determined through an online-ascending e-auction mechanism. The 3-G auction started on April 9. The winners of the auction shall be allowed to utilise the spectrum for commercial operations only from September 1.
The BMA auction shall begin two days from the date of close of the 3-G auction. The questions was raised by the National Conference member G N Ratanpuri during the question hour in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
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