On 23 July, executives from Samsung Electronics met with the top executives of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Its pitch to the state-owned telecom operator, which is in the process of setting up a pan-country 4G network, was simple—you have a $1 billion opportunity for telecom equipment vendors, we’re the right company for the job.
To make a case for the South Korean electronics major, Samsung executives used a ten-slide deck, which The Ken accessed. It highlighted the futility of continuing legacy 2G and 3G networks. Instead, Samsung encouraged BSNL BSNL The Ken BSNL's pinning its hopes for an indigenous 4G network on Indian software majors like Tech Mahindra, HCL, and TCS Read more to redirect all proposed investments to 4G LTE LTE Long Term Evolution It is a standard for wireless broadband communication networks.