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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.

Call drops: TRAI chairman to meet CEOs of telcos today

TRAI chairman is meeting with telecom companies with a proposal to improve telecom structure so that call drops can be minimized. According to TRAI the call drop has been doubled over a course of an year.

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.

Parliament panel pitches for regulations for mobile towers

Observing that Indians are more "vulnerable and prone" to Electro-magnetic Radiation than Europeans, a Parliamentary panel has recommended the need for a comprehensive study to establish risk levels and adverse health effects of EMR from cell phone towers.

PMO ask hospitals told to allow mobile towers to tackle call-drop

On a directive from the Prime Minister's Office, 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, especially in hospitals.

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.

Army calls mobile tower attacks terror outfit 'fringe' group

The Army on Monday said that the Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI) group, which was behind the attacks on mobile towers in the Valley, appears to be a "fringe" element, adding that such threats were investigated seriously.

Hizbul Mujahideen behind attacks on mobile towers in Kashmir: IGP Gillani

Hizbul Mujahideen behind attacks on mobile towers in Kashmir: IGP Gillani

IGP Kashmir Syed Javaid Gillani on Wednesday said that the investigation into the telecom towers attack in Kashmir points that it was the handiwork of Hizbul Mujahideen.

No point to raise issue of cell tower radiation and then complain of call drop: Ravi Shankar Prasad

No point to raise issue of cell tower radiation and then complain of call drop: Ravi Shankar 

J&K: Militants attack mobile tower with grenade in Sopore

Militants attack mobile tower with grenade in J&K's Sopore on Friday.

HC agrees to hear PIL to remove mobile towers from Delhi village

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction for the government to remove mobile towers installed in a village here over health issues.

J&K: Militants warn land owners to rewind up mobile tower operations

Militants have warned land owners in North Kashmir.to rewind up the mobile tower operations.

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.