Telcos add over 2,000 towers in Delhi to check call drops

Telcos add over 2,000 towers in Delhi to check call drops

According to an official in Department of Telecom (DoT), as many as 2,092 mobile sites (2G and 3G) have been added in Delhi service area in the past 12 weeks which has resulted in the call drop rate to come down considerably.

Call drop: Lack of towers to worsen situation, say telecos

Under fire for frequent call drops, top telecom operators Monday said problems will further deteriorate unless operational difficulties are tackled in installing towers and sought a national policy in this regard.

Attacks on mobile towers: Centre rushes team to Kashmir

The Centre on Wednesday dispatched a team of senior officials to Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation arising out of a series of attacks on telecom towers in the state.

Probe DDA decision to allow installing of telecom towers: AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday demanded a probe into the Delhi Development Authority's decision to allow installation of at least 450 private telecom towers in its parks in residential areas across the national capital.

Airtel sells 3,500 telecom towers in Africa to Eaton Towers

As part of the deal, Airtel will sell and lease back over 3,500 towers to Eaton in 6 countries across its African operations under a 10-year contract.

Bharti Airtel to sell 3,100 telecoms towers in Africa

Bharti Airtel will have full access to the towers under a long-term lease contract.

DoT panel for doubling penalty on towers for EMF limit breach

GSM body COAI had earlier said about 99 per cent of the penalty imposed on towers for violating norms is due to procedural issues such as delay in submission of reports.

National guidelines for telecom towers in two months: Official

In a bid to standardise the installation and execution of telecom towers across the country, a set of guidelines will be brought into effect in the next two months, a telecom department official said Thursday.

BioInitiative report 2012 based on flawed procedure: COAI

The report is about health risks from exposure to electromagnetic raditions emitted from mobile towers and mobile phones.

Disappointed with order to remove telecom towers: COAI

GSM industry body COAI Wednesday said it is "disappointed" by the Rajasthan High Court order, directing telecom operators in the state to remove within two months their towers falling in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and play grounds.

1,800 mobile towers in Mumbai illegal: BMC

The BMC has also assured that it would amend its policy on mobile towers and would see to it that not more than two towers were installed on a building.

'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.

`Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year`

Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new study.

No subsidised diesel for luxury cars, telecom towers: Assocham

Subsidies on diesel should not be offered to luxury cars,telecom towers and other industries and must be restricted only to agriculture and transport sectors,according to industry chamber Assocham's newly- elected President Rajkumar Dhoot.

Soon telecom towers in Naxal-hit districts: Ramesh

Government on Wednesday
decided to set up telecommunication towers by creating high
security zones in such areas.

1/4th of telecom towers non-compliant on emission norms: Minister

130,728 telecom towers are yet to comply with the self certification norms on possible health-related effects of electromagnetic emissions.