To improve connectivity along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, the BSNL would set up mobile phone towers along the frontiers, an official said on Friday. Also Read - BSNL launches new limited time Rs 45 FRC: Here's how it compares with Airtel, Jio, Vi
“We have initiated the process to install BTS (Base Tower Stations) along the borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar to improve mobile phone connectivities in the bordering areas,” an official of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) said. “The union home ministry has recently lifted the earlier restriction to install BTS within 10 km radius of international border, apprehending misuse of the mobile signal by the inimical elements,” the official told IANS. Also Read - Top 5 news from the world of technology: OnePlus Nord 2 specs, Mi 11 Ultra sale and more
He said the BTS would come up along the border outposts (BOP) of the Border Security Force (BSF) or security forces of other border guards. “The BSNL has planned to install around 450 BTS along the borders. Mobile phone connectivity along the border areas would witness enormous change once this initiative is complete,” the official added. The state owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) would provide technical support to the BSNL to make the connectivity along the border successful. Also Read - BSNL Rs 75, Rs 94, and Rs 447 prepaid plans launched: Check data, validity, other benefits
The PGCIL has extensive underground cable network in northeast India and BSNL will use this network to link the state capitals and other important towns of the mountainous region.