Welcome Guest Login | Register | Site Map | | Make TelecomTiger my homepage     
Telecom News
Enterprise |  Policy & Regulation |  Mobiles & Tabs |  Corporate |  VAS |  People Movement  |  Technology  |  LTE
Corporate
5,000-odd mobile towers run illegally, MCG sends notices to operators
TT Correspondent |  |  04 Jun 2018

Around 5,000 mobile towers have been set up in the city without the requisite permission from the MCG.

In a letter to the companies responsible for installing and running these towers last week, the planning division of the corporation gave them two weeks’ time to report to the MCG with details of their towers, and another two months’ time to get the towers regularised under the latest policy.

A senior MCG official said “An internal survey has revealed that most of the mobile towers operating within the jurisdiction of the MCG don’t have the required permissions under the latest mobile tower policy”.

The towers which are not regularised within the next two months will be sealed by the corporation, he added. There are 161 legally-installed mobile towers in the city.

For every mobile tower installed within its boundaries, MCG should get a fee of Rs 1 lakh. Due to the 5,000-odd mobile towers running without permission, MCG is facing a loss of Rs 50 crore, officials said.

According to the latest telecom infrastructure policy, which was introduced in 2017, the deputy commissioner’s (DC) office is the single point of contact for getting approvals for the installation of mobile towers. Consequently, deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh is the competent authority to approve applications for installation of mobile towers, depending on the report of the concerned department — in this case, the MCG. Hence, the MCG has also written to the DC office.

DC Singh had earlier told TOI that no mobile tower has been approved since the launch of this policy.

    
Other Stories in this Section
 mail this article    print this article    Show and Post comment
04 Jun 2018(IST)  
Whitepaper
Maintain Business Continuity with Cisco ASR 9000 nV Technology
It is a virtual chassis solution where a pair of ASR 9000 routers acts as a single device by maintaining a single contr...read more
Simplify Your Network with Cisco ASR 9000 nV Technology
With the new Cisco Network Virtualization (nV) technology in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, se...read more
Cisco Small Cell Solution: Reduce Costs, Improve Coverage
It is designed to address the challenge of mobile service coverage and to expand network capacity...read more
Other Stories of the Day