Ering calls for better telecommunication after TAH disturbance

ITANAGAR, Nov 28: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering called for introduction of improved satellite telecommunication systems in Arunachal Pradesh.
Ering said that the BSNL networks are badly affected in atleast 11 districts due to the disturbances caused to the optical fibre cable network by road expansion works under Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) Project.
“These systems can be introduced as an alternative arrangement in those affected districts until the road expansion work is completed,” the MP from the state wrote to union Minister of State for Communication Manoj Sinha.
“Till that time, it is urgently required to provide an alternative mode of tele-connectivity, like Microwave and Satellite systems in those affected districts,” the letter said.
Ering said the TAH work might take another six to 10 years to complete.
He said that poor BSNL network has been observed in East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, West Siang, Lower Siang, Upper Subansiri, Kamle, Lower Subansiri, Longding, Tirap and Changlang districts.
Ering urged the union minister to consider for providing long haul microwave systems of adequate bandwidth and satellite systems as alternate connectivity in those affected districts for a stable and uninterrupted telecom network in order to materialize the Digital India vision of the Prime Minister.
He further urged Sinha to waive spectrum charges of 6 GHz/ 7GHz Microwave systems and Satellite systems to improve the telecom services in Arunachal Pradesh until the ongoing TAH and other two and four-lane projects are completed.
He said that the telecom service providers in Arunachal Pradesh, including BSNL are unable to deploy such system in remote areas, including many district headquarters due to high spectrum charges.