The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has made provisions to impose penalty

."Telecom operators have been investing huge amount to prevent call drops.New Delhi: Telecom operators body COAI on Friday said it Wholesale speaker cable does not see "ease of doing business" in the sector as rules framed by the Centre are not getting implemented at local level for network rollout.He said some states have aligned their policy for rolling out telecom networks with that of the Centre, but there is problem in other states."

Law of the land should work as indicated, but ease of business is not there when we get down to local levels," COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews told reporters while discussing issues around call drops. It said that most of the factors on customer side have not been considered under Trai regulations.As per a presentation by the COAI, Odisha, Haryana and Rajasthan have notified policy as per the rules notified by the Department of Telecom and expect Uttar Pradesh and Assam to soon notify them.

As per the COAI, call drops may occur because of interference of signals, congestion on cell sites, weather conditions, faulty handsets and call transfer from one tower to the another."In Bangalore, we are asked to pay price equivalent to the market for digging an area for laying optical fibre cable. In last 12 months, telecom companies have invested Rs 34,677 crore to instal 3,46,778 base stations.Mathews said that problem of call drop is more in data based networks like voice over LTE (VoLTE) than the technology used for 2G and 3G. The amount of money demanded is so huge that it leaves no business case for us,"

Mathews said.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has made provisions to impose penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on service providers if they fail to meet the benchmark for three consecutive quarters.He said the average spectrum holding, required for transmitting mobile signals, is very low in India and operators can buy additional spectrum only if it is reasonably priced. We are making best effort to check call drops," Mathews said.He said telecom networks are not the only factor responsible for call drops and the regulations do not consider other factors.

Just two operators, Airtel and Jio have committed to invest Rs 74,000 crore in one year to address the problem.He said the municipal bodies and panchayats are not following the rules framed by the Centre and obstruct rolling out of telecom network.During the BRICS summit 2016 held in Goa, the telecom minister, secretary and other top officials from Centre went to the state to get mobile towers installed to handle traffic load but still telecom companies failed to get adequate permission from local bodies, Mathews said

The state police has decided to place the additional forces in Vishakapatnam

EPDCL employees snapped power connections to Mr Satyanarayana’s house and his Satya cable network in Vizainagaram was set on fire. Normal life was disrupted due to the 72-hour bandh call given by YSCRP and the 48-hour bandh declared by the Joint Action Committees. Reddy said, “The state has asked for 25 more companies.K. Prasada Rao said that the situation is under control in the region, except for sporadic incidents of violence. Police forces were rushed to the spot to disburse the mobs. However, in view of the election schedule announced in five states today, it is not yet clear how many forces will be spared for the state.

The police resorted to caning and firing of teargas shells in several parts of Seemadhra region to control the agitators who went on a rampage. Protesters threw stones on shops and business establishments in Dharmavaram in Anantapur district and laid siege to the AP Transco substation. The Congress party office at Rayadurg in Anantapuir was attacked and the furniture set on fire. Satya Degree College run by him was ransacked and Congress offices in the town and in Garividi were damaged. In Kurnool, a group of advocates went on the rampage attacking the district Congress office. Several of his offices and properties of his relatives were set on fire or damaged in Vizainagaram.

Irate agitators pelted stones at the police and a sub-inspector of police received minor injuries. The state police has decided to place the additional forces in Vishakapatnam, Vijayawada and Kurnool.” DGP B. The police later imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144. Students and youth set properties on fire, damaged buses and attacked properties. YSRCP and Telugu Desam party activists pelted stones at each other near Sapthagiri circle when YSR cable and wire Suppliers Congress party activists confronted a rally by Telugu Desam party activists. Central government establishments were targeted.. CRPF inspector-general N. The situation was serious enough in certain districts for the state government to request the Centre to airlift 25 more companies of the Central paramilitary forces to the state.

Fire tenders that attempted to douse the fire were also attacked.PCC president and minister Botsa Satyanarayana bore the brunt of the angry protesters who attacked his properties. Shops and business establishments were closed and vehicles were off the road as life was paralysed in Seemandhra. We are yet to get communication from headquarters.R. The north Coastal Andhra districts of Vizainagaram, Srikakulam and Rayalaseema and Kurnool and Anantapur witnessed the most violence.

At Jagadamba circle in Visakhapatnam, TDP and YSR Congress activists clashed, forcing the police to resort to a mild cane charge. Agitators also damaged at least seven police vehicles. The police had to fire teargas shells more than 10 times and resorted to caning.The Seemandhra agitation in several districts against the Cabinet note on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh turned violent on Friday, with properties and vehicles being attacked and set on fire, stones being pelted and the police having to resort to lathicharges and teargas to disperse enraged mobs

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