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Skipper wins order for 4G projects of BSNL worth Rs 2,570 cr

Friday, 30 Dec 2022
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Skipper has bagged a new order worth Rs 2,570 crore from Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) for 4G saturation projects in uncovered villages of Rajasthan and Odisha.

The scope of contract includes supply and erection of ground based telecom towers, infrastructure as a service provider for supply, installation of infrastructure items and subsequent operation and maintenance for five years extendable to five more years in the uncovered villages under 4G saturation projects.

The works are to be executed in the states of Rajasthan (Rs 1,350 crore) and Odisha (Rs 1,220 crore) and includes development of approx. 3,350 tower location sites.

The telecom sites will be set up to provide 4G connectivity as part of the 4G saturation projects in still uncovered with any sort of mobile communication or are currently having only 2G/ 3G connectivity.

The project will be executed using the homegrown 4G stack and will be funded through Government of India USOF (Universal Service Obligation Fund), which is a Rs 55,000 crore strong cash reserves meant for providing connectivity in rural and remote areas.

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