Government to expand mobile phone services in rural areasAugust 27th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will soon launch the second phase of mobile phone expansion, covering about 200,000 villages.“With this, mobile services will cover all habitats with population of 500, and about 11,000 additional towers will be installed under the scheme,” the Department of Telecom said here in a statement.
The details of the scheme are still being worked out and locations of the towers being identified, it added.
Under the first phase, about 7,900 towers, also called infrastructure sites, are being installed in 500 districts spread over 27 states, the release said.
Out of these, almost 6,000 towers are being installed by the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).
- Over 37,000 villages have no mobile phones - Sep 04, 2011
- Telecom services hit in northeast due to employees' strike - Dec 16, 2011
- BSNL offers mobile coverage to Amarnath pilgrims - Jun 23, 2011
- BSNL connects Himachal's remote valley with mobile network - Sep 28, 2010
- BSNL offers mobile coverage to Amarnath pilgrims (Lead) - Jun 23, 2011
- BSNL to lease infrastructure, data services to improve business - Dec 03, 2011
- BSNL to expand 3G services to 120 more cities by December - Nov 04, 2010
- BSNL 3G services to be in 760 cities by December (Lead, Superseding earlier story) - Nov 04, 2010
- BSNL launches Bharat Berry push e-mail service - Nov 14, 2011
- BSNL's value-added services launched in Punjab - Apr 10, 2011
- Goans resisting expansion of mobile tower network: BSNL - Jun 25, 2010
- Telecom links in all Indian villages by 2014: BSNL - Mar 25, 2012
- BSNL sets up mobile towers along Amarnath route - Jul 08, 2010
- Northeast pre-paid mobiles allowed roaming facilities - May 25, 2011
- Content aimed at rural masses can make MVAS a $10 bn industry - Jul 08, 2012