Call drops in Delhi to rise as MCD seals 566 mobile towers

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  • | Tuesday | 17th April, 2018

People in the national capital may face a rise in call drops and slow internet as MCD has sealed 566 mobile towers, industry body TAIPA said on Tuesday. It said the MCD move impacts the overall ease of doing business, development of a robust telecom infrastructure and addressing the growing the data needs of customers. “…suo-moto coercive actions on sealing the mobile towers leads to solemn issues such as slow internet speed, network congestion and call drops etc. “Non-implementation of mediation settlement and lack of comprehensive tower policy in Delhi is creating knotty situations for the development of a robust telecom infrastructure. It is the high time that the telecom infrastructure need to be treated as the essential critical infrastructure like others such as Roads, Transport and water supplies etc,” Dua said.

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Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) said in a statement that the towers have been sealed “despite the fee deposit of 48 crore rupees lying with municipal corporations”.

Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) said in a statement that the towers have been sealed “despite the fee deposit of 48 crore rupees lying with municipal corporations”. People in the national capital may face a rise in call drops and slow internet as MCD has sealed 566 mobile towers, industry body TAIPA said on Tuesday.

There are 11,500 mobile towers installed in Delhi and 1,150 more are required for seamless coverage but they have been pending for the want of permission, it said. Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) said in a statement that the towers have been sealed “despite the fee deposit of 48 crore rupees lying with municipal corporations”.

It said the MCD move impacts the overall ease of doing business, development of a robust telecom infrastructure and addressing the growing the data needs of customers. “…suo-moto coercive actions on sealing the mobile towers leads to solemn issues such as slow internet speed, network congestion and call drops etc.


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