Arunachal will improve digital communication by April 2023

Itanagar: In a bid to improve digital connectivity, the government of Arunachal Pradesh plans to commission up to 566 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) at different locations in the border state by April from next year.

This was informed on Friday by Chief Secretary Dharmendra, who said that BTS will be ordered under the Ministry of Communications’ Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) program.

A BTS is a device that facilitates wireless communication between user equipment and a network.

Chairing the second meeting of the State Level Broadband Committee (SBC) on the National Broadband Mission and Bharat Net at its civil secretariat here, Dharmendra stressed the urgent need to improve the state’s digital communication, especially in remote villages.

“The state government is committed to providing all possible support to telecommunications service providers,” he said, while calling on service providers to work in close coordination with the Deputy Commissioners of districts and resolve issues related to site acquisition, power supply. and others that may arise during the commissioning of projects.

Among others, PWD Commissioner Kaling Tayeng, Energy Secretary AK Bisht, IT Secretary Anirudh Singh, Managing Directors of BSNL Arung Siram and Dilip Chiram Souvick and Souvick Kr Das of Government of India’s Department of Telecommunications were present at the meeting.

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