Telecom operators to invest Rs 20,000 crore to counter call drop menace

July 31, 2016

Manoj SinhaTelecom operators have installed 48,000 towers in the last 45 days, out of 60,000 towers they promised to install in 100 days at a meeting held in June. Telecom operators on Monday assured the government that they would install 1 lakh new towers in the next 12 months, entailing an investment of Rs 20,000 crore, to rein in the call drop menace and give a fillip to the Digital India campaign.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha told reporters after a meeting with the CEOs of leading telcos such as Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone India and Relaince Jio that they have committed to a one-year plan. Source

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