INDIA MOBILE TOWERS
ByteDance digs deep; second corporate entity in India soon
ByteDance may formally file an application with the government for a corporate base.
Amphan impact: Mobile, broadband normalcy in West Bengal, Kolkata circles only next week
Droves of mobile users in Kolkata and rest of West B...
DoT extends minimum rollout compliance deadlines to Sept 30, offering relief to Jio, Airtel, Voda Idea
The Big 3 telcos were dreading the pro...
Telcos reward their own Covid warriors
Operators Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio Infocomm, equipment maker Ericsson and a few tower and telecom infrastructure firms are incentivising employees with cash rewards and e-vouchers.
Glitch in DoT online clearance may hit installation of 50,000 towers
Staff availability issues because of back-to-back lock downs have compounded the problem. This comes at a time when carriers are trying to boost network capacities to meet a surge in data demand as millions are working from home amid the coronavirus crisis.
Telcos brace for Super Cyclone Amphan, ink roaming pacts, stock up diesel
Both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (VIL) have tested ICR arrangements in advance to ensure all telecom operators in the impacted states can collaborate and use each other’s networks wherever required once Amphan strikes, and people can stay connected.
Cyclone Amphan kills 72 in WB, says Mamata; no stone will be left unturned to help affected, says PM
"So far as per the reports we have received, 72 people have died in the state due to Cyclone Amphan. Two districts - North and South 24 Parganas are completely devastated. We have to rebuild those districts from scratch. I would urge the Central government to extend all help to the state," Banerjee said after conducting a review meeting with officials.
Cyclone Amphan weakens significantly, currently lays over Bangladesh: IMD
The IMD said under the influence of the storm, squalls with wind speed 30 to 40 kilometres per hour are very likely in Meghalaya and west Assam during the next 12 hours.
'It seems there was a war': Fiercest cyclone in 100 years overwhelms Bengal
Buses and taxis crashed against each other, small fishing boats turned turtle and grounded planes shook at the inundated Kolkata airport as winds of up to 190 kmph rampaged through West Bengal, already reeling under the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown caused by it.
72 dead in West Bengal: Mamata
The fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in 100 years destroyed mud houses and crops, uprooted trees and electric poles. It also wreaked havoc in Odisha, killing at least six people and damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts. Odisha government officials estimated the cyclone has affected around 44.8 lakh people in the state.
Telcos want free 5G bandwidth to beef up wireline connectivity
Telecom companies have urged the government to allot necessary 5G bandwidth for free to augment wireline connectivity in the wake of a surge in demand for data and voice services amid the lockdown forced by Covid-19.
Delhi airport using ultraviolet disinfection technology to fight coronavirus
As shoes can also be a potential carrier of coronavirus, shoe sanitiser mats have been placed at strategic places, the DIAL stated. Sensor-based taps in passenger washrooms, foot operated sanitiser dispenser, sensor-based and paddle operated drinking water fountain have been installed for contactless usage, the DIAL said.
DoT relaxes time for self certification under mobile tower radiation norms
"In case of new BTS, the due date of submission of self-certificate shall be 30 days after the date of commissioning of BTS. In case of upgradation, the due date of submission of self-certificate shall be 30 days," DoT said in a letter to telecom operators.
Mobile tower cos ask DoT to expand permit scope for handling network load
he Industry body Tower And Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) said that around 90 per cent of employees in the country is working from home and the adoption of e-Services, OTT platforms, e-Commerce and e-Governance etc has increased and all this has led to a significant upsurge in mobile and internet traffic by almost 20-30 per cent.
9 months on, Reliance Jio’s $8bn tower deal with Brookfield awaits nod
While final approvals from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are expected shortly, as per the sources cited, Reliance Industries’ (RIL) debt reduction plans have been delayed.
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