Bhopal, May 17 UNI | 2 months ago

State-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) Chief General Manager (Madhya Pradesh Circle) Narendra Kumar Yadav today said that future development of broadband would take place on wireline technologies.

"The development of broadband would be possible in future on wireline technologies because of spectrum shortage. Presently, the spectrum available is enough for transmission of voice but not data," Mr Yadav told reporters here.

He was speaking on the occasion of the World Telecom Day that was celebrated by the BSNL's Madhya Pradesh Circle. The theme for the day was 'Broadband for sustainable development.

"BSNL's teledensity is overall good in the country. It is in a position to emerge as a major player in this regard. The operator aims at tapping this potential," Mr Yadav said.

He said that BSNL's state circle has achieved seven per cent growth this year. This included 22 per cent growth in broadband sector.

Replying to a query over network-related problems, Mr Yadav said the company is planning to procure equipment directly from vendor. Fresh equipments would arrive in a few months and network problems would begin waning from December.

(Posted on 17-05-2014)