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India approves plan to hive off BSNL's 66,000 mobile tower assets

India approves plan to hive off BSNL's 66,000 mobile tower assets

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL.

Sep 12, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

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".

Apr 12, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
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.

Nov 02, 2016, 19:33 PM IST
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.

Mar 13, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

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.

Dec 14, 2015, 07:56 AM IST

Trai asks service providers to add towers to address calldrops

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

Nov 10, 2015, 22:50 PM IST
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.

Oct 06, 2015, 15:22 PM IST
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.

Sep 30, 2015, 19:33 PM IST
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.

Sep 15, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

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.

Aug 02, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

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

Jun 12, 2015, 13:20 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2015, 09:42 AM IST

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.

Jun 08, 2015, 15:08 PM IST
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.

Jun 03, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

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 

Jun 02, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

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

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

May 30, 2015, 00:23 AM IST

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