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45 more cell phone towers planned in Anantapur

By Our Staff Reporter

ANANTAPUR, DEC. 30. To extend the area of coverage and improve the quality of its cellular services, the Anantapur Telecom District of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to install 45 more towers along the State highways at all important mandals and towns in a year.

Talking to newspersons here today, the General Manager of BSNL, Anantapur Telecom District, Md. Nayeemuddin, stated that the cellular services were being provided with the help of 34 towers. National highways, erstwhile taluka headquarters and important mandal headquarters were already covered with cellular towers, he said.

Customer base

The BSNL had a customer base of about 1.5 lakhs in the district. Of them, there were 1.17 lakh basic phone connections and 37,000 cell phone connections. Besides, there were 7,600 public call offices, he explained.

As part of the BSNL plans to provide WLL/cellular services to villages where laying of more than 5-km cable was required they had already provided WLL services at Tadipatri, Kanaganapalli, Kadiri, Uravakonda and Kanekal covering 7 SDCAs. The towers at five places would provide services in a radius of 15 to 20 km.

The General Manager stated that they were planning to provide WLL services in all the 16 SDCAs to cover all left out rural areas in future. The CGM of AP Circle had also permitted the Anantapur Telecom District to introduce calls to any place in the district from all coin collection boxes (PCOs) by dropping two one rupee coins.

The long-awaited high-speed Internet facility would also be provided in the district from coming April, Mr. Nayeemuddin said. Equipment required for the purpose was already ordered for.

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