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Mobile towers 'completely safe', insists COAI

Cellular association COAI on Wednesday sought to play down health concerns related to mobile towers, saying they emit a low level of radiation within the prescribed norms and are "completely safe".

Reliance Jio to install 45,000 mobile towers to boost 4G network

Reliance Jio to install 45,000 mobile towers to boost 4G network

The source said that RJIL informed minister that it has already invested Rs 1.6 lakh crore in the networks and installed 2.82 lakh base stations across the country covering 18,000 cities and 2 lakh villages.

BSNL to install 50 better looking 'zero base' mobile sites

BSNL to install 50 better looking 'zero base' mobile sites

The concept of a 'zero site' is that it can be used as a wi-fi hotspot, street light and camera and the radio units can be hidden inside the pole or underneath.

Call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad asks telcos to shape up, or face action

In a stern warning to telecom operators on the call drop issue, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said it's not his "job to find towers" and the companies must improve their networks, or face serious action.

Trai asks service providers to add towers to address calldrops

Trai said it issued the regulations after considering comments of all the stakeholders.

Watch: Why your calls drop!

Watch: Why your calls drop!

The issue of call drop where phone connection gets break or there is no signal amidst an ongoing call has doubled in the last year, according to TRAI.

Aircel to set up 13,000 mobile towers to address call-drop issue

Aircel to set up 13,000 mobile towers to address call-drop issue

Telecom operator Aircel on Wednesday said expansion of its towers network would address the issue of call drops and it will roll-out 13,000 such sites by the end of this year.

Call drops: DoT asks Delhi govt to facilitate mobile towers

Call drops: DoT asks Delhi govt to facilitate mobile towers

With telecom operators blaming lack of mobile towers for the call drop menace, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has approached the Delhi government and the municipal bodies of the National Capital to allow towers.

Centre asks states to allow mobile towers on govt buildings

"Our ministry has written to all chief ministers to allow mobile towers on state government buildings. It will boost the coverage and capacity of service providers and help counter call drop problem," Prasad told reporters here.

BSNL gets govt nod to hive off towers into separate arm

In a bid to revive the flagging fortunes of BSNL, the government Wednesday approved hiving off the state-owned firm's tower business into a new company as well as compensating it and MTNL Rs 627.20 crore for 800 MHz CDMA spectrum that they surrendered.

On PMO call-drop concern, hospitals told to allow mobile towers

On a directive from the PMO, local authorities in the national capital have been asked to help telecom operators set up necessary infrastructure like mobile towers, to overcome the menace of call-drops.

Only new mobile towers can reduce call drops: Prasad

Call drops will continue to happen unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

Airtel sells mobile towers in Nigeria to ATC for USD 1.05 bn

ATC in a statement said: "The total consideration is expected to be approximately USD 1.05 billion, subject to customary adjustments."

Heads may roll at MTNL if services are not improved in 6 months

He has shared his displeasure with senior officials over delay in installation of mobile towers, he added.

DoT asks states not to seal mobile towers without permission

The Department of Telecom has asked states to refrain from sealing mobile towers or disconnecting power supply to them without the permission of its unit, TERM cell, on account of radiation related issues.

Mobile towers installation to touch 4,20,000 by FY'17: Report

The number of 3G subscribers is expected to grow to around 412 million by 2017, the report said.