BSNL, state-owned telecom operator, kick started its first 4G services in Kashmir from Baramulla district on Wednesday.
The facility was inaugurated by the General Manager BSNL, M Z Iqbal along with GM (CM) M G Mufti at Dak Banglow Baramulla in presence of a number of customers of the district.
On the occasion the GM said with the start of 4G services backed by state of art technology, the subscribers of the district will enjoy the download speed up to 35 Mbps.
"At the time when telecom sector is going through tough competitive tariff war and the profits are squeezing, BSNL has been able to replace all the BTS's and the core network by ZTE," said Iqbal.
"All the BTS's are connected on optical network and bandwidth of the core equipment has been shifted on CPAN. Further the bandwidth of the BTS's has been increased by 50 times."
The heads of the BSNL services announced that the company will replace the old 3G SIM cards by 4G SIMs without any extra cost. Even the new connections will be provided free of cost up to end of February.
MG Mufti informed that a number of new plans has been introduced in the land line segment.
"Plan 299 with unlimited broadband and unlimited calling with a speed upto 8 Mbps has been introduced. Similarly plan 129 for unlimited BSNL to BSNL calling has also been introduced" he said.