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Sibal for hiking fine for breaking radiation norms by telcos

The DoT may increase the penalty on mobile operators for violating tower radiation rules to Rs 10 lakhs as Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has suggested hiking the fine two times higher, sources said.

Govt notices to 12 telcos for violating BTS radiation norms

According to rules, if a site (mobile tower) fails to meet the radiation norms then there is provision of levying a penalty of Rs 5 lakh per BTS per service provider.

Stricter emission norms for telecom towers from Saturday

Failure to stick to the prescribed levels will attract a penalty of Rs 5 lakh per tower.

'Operators take proactive steps to comply with emission norms'

Mobile operators have completed redesign of their network infrastructure to meet new tower emission norms to be effective from September 1, 2012, GSM industry body COAI has said.