BSNL to install over 600 towers in rural Uttar Pradesh

July 18th, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 18(IANS) Indian telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nagar Limited (BSNL) will expand and improve its mobile connectivity in rural Uttar Pradesh by installing over 600 new base transmitting station towers (BTS) in the state, a top company official said Friday. “The exercise of setting up BTS towers will be undertaken within a month,” BSNL’s general manager (establishment and development), UP, G.C. Srivastava told IANS.

The upcoming BTS towers will solve mobile service problems such as not getting mobile phone signals in remote areas and short messaging services (SMS) taking a long time to reach their destinations, he added.

Initially, the BTS towers will be set up in remote areas of eastern UP, including villages in Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Azamgarh, and Ballia districts, the BSNL official said.

Later, villages in other districts of UP will be covered, he added.

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