MOBILE TOWER

  • Mobile tower radiation: No telling proof of adverse health impact Yesterday

    New Delhi: Seeking to allay fears among people about adverse impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from mobile towers, an expert has said there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects. "Considering the very low exposure levels and...
  • 'Indians more likely to absorb mobile radiation' October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indians are more likely to absorb radiation from mobile phones due to their low body mass index and the less fat content in their bodies, a leading health expert said Tuesday. "A hot tropical climate, low fat content in bodies and a lower body mass index on an average...
  • 'Avoid installing mobile towers in front of school' October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile towers should not be installed over school nor in front of them to safeguard children from any ill effects of radiation, actress and activist Juhi Chawla said on Tuesday. "Children's body is at developing stage. They are soft. You should neither install towers over school nor in...
  • J&K limps back to normalcy, mobile services partially restored September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After having been cut off for more than a week, Jammu and Kashmir is heading back to the communication grid. Telecom servies in the flood hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network. Other private mobile service providers inlcuding Airtel,...
  • Cabinet nod for mobile towers in Naxal belts, to cost Rs 3,216 cr August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the longpending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxalaffected states by BSNL at cost Rs 3,216 crore that will be borne by the government. "The Cabinet has approved setting up of 1,836 new base transmission towers (BTS) in Left Wing Extremist affected districts....
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxalaffected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • Mobile networks in naxalaffected areas in 15 months, says Government July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxalaffected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Police concerned as Pakistan mobile tower signals detected 5 km inside Indian territory March 12, 2014

    Expressing concern over mobile signal spillover from Pakistan in the border areas of Western Rajasthan, district Superintendent of Police on Wednesday wrote to the Collector seeking ban on the use of Pakistani SIM card in Bikaner. SP Santosh Tukaram told PTI that signals from mobile tower erected in Pakistan were being detected...
  • Airtel may sell mobile towers in Nigeria for about $550 million January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is expected to selloff mobile towers in Nigeria, biggest revenue generating market for the company in Africa, for $500550 million by April, industry sources said. The company has less than 4,000 mobile towers in the African country. When contacted Airtel spokesperson said: "As a company...
  • Four contract employees climb mobile tower, demand permanent job November 4, 2013

    Four contractual employees of the Uttarakhand electricity department, who have climbed a mobile tower and have been threatening to jump off if their demand for regularisation of their service was not met, on Sunday refused to come down despite efforts by authorities. Kanchan Joshi, Randhir Pundeer, Darshan Bhandari and Kosturba Nand...
  • Cabinet approves mobile towers in nine Maoisthit states June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: For effective governance and providing affordable access to communication, the Union Cabinet Tuesday decided to install mobile towers in nine Maoisthit states, including Chhattisgarh where the rebels killed several Congress leaders May 25. The approval to the project was given by the Union Cabinet in a meeting held...
  • RCom ties up with Aircel to improve 2G GSM network coverage April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Telecom operator Reliance Communications today announced a roaming agreement with Aircel, under which both the companies will use each others' mobile towers to improve network coverage for 2G GSM services. RCom is in talks with other operators as well to have similar arrangements and add total of around 10,000...
  • Congress MLA climbs up mobile tower in protest April 1, 2013

    Jaipur: A ruling Congress party MLA on Monday climbed on a mobile tower to demand shifting of three mobile towers from Badi Sadri locality in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, police said. "Prakash Chandra Chaudhary climbed on the tower in the morning to press for his demand that the towers be...
  • Bharti Infratel shares fall over 10 per cent in debut December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharti Infratel, backed by billionaire Sunil Mittal, fell as much as 12.7 per cent in its trading debut after raising about $760 million in India's biggest IPO in two years, weighed down by a cautious outlook for mobile tower operators. The IPO, priced near the lower end of...
  • 1,800 mobile towers in Mumbai illegal: BMC November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: With nearly 1,800 mobile phone towers in the metropolis being illegal, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is contemplating action against their operators, BMC Commissioner Sitaram Kunte has said. The BMC has also assured that it would amend its policy on mobile towers and would see to it that not more than...
  • J&K: Mobile towers on list of LeT, says arrested terrorist November 5, 2012

    Srinagar/New Delhi: After being involved in burning down some shrines in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistanbased LashkereTaiba (LeT) terror group made attempts to disrupt the communication system in the state by destroying the mobile towers. The LeT's plan was revealed during interrogation of six terrorists of the group who were arrested...
  • Hyderabad: Mobile companies told to cough up or pack up September 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: For all their publicity, the cell phone companies, with their celebrity ambassadors, seem to be a little lax in adhering to norms. A number of cell phone towers, said to be in hundreds, in the city are illegal, according to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The civic body...
  • 'Harassed' armyman climbs tower, refuses to come down August 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Vice Chief of Army staff Lt Gen SK Singh on Sunday visited the spot where an armyman has climbed a 200 ft high mobile tower alleging harassment by his seniors and tried to persuade him to come down. Singh spoke to K Muthu, who is attached with Engineers Regiment,...
  • Assam: Sparrows victim of mobile tower radiation May 28, 2012

    Golaghat: Sparrows are disappearing from many parts of the country, and specially from Assam where electromagnetic radiation from communication towers, use of leaded petrol in vehicles and overuse of chemicals and pesticides in agriculture have been cited as causes by scientists. The chief scientist of the Regional Agriculture Research Centre in...
  • Noida celluar service hit after 300 mobile towers sealed February 4, 2010

    Cellular connectivity in Delhi's satellite town has been hit for the past 7 days ever since the NOIDA authority sealed 300 telecoms towers. Many of these are installed on top of residential buildings. ...