Govt-Set Radiation Standard Questioned

Agovernment-sponsored study into Mumbaikars’ complaints against cellphone tower radiation has found 95% of the towers to be safe. Experts have questioned the study on the grounds that the government-prescribed radiation safety level is higher than that of several countries like Germany, Russia and China.

India will launch two satellites over the next two years to augment transponder capacity and make contingency arrangements to support services like VSAT, television, strategic and emergency communi

Bharti Airtel plans to use environmentally-friendly energy sources to power its telecom towers in Africa as part of an effort to reduce the operational costs of running the network.

Corporation does not have authority to measure side effects’

There are 11 mobile towers illegally built on schools and nursing homes under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. Of the 11, seven have been erected atop educational institutions and four on nursing homes located in Shahdara . These facts were part of the answers given to queries raised by Sanjay Kaushik, Deputy Chairman Standing Committee of the Corporation, on Thursday.

High Levels of Radiation Suspected In Several Areas

Kochi: In the wake of increasing number of complaints of high-level radiation from mobile phone towers, the government has finally decided to conduct a radiation intensity mapping in the city to identify areas where the radiation is above permissible limits. The Kerala State Council for Science and Technology has appointed the state wing of the Swadeshi Science Movement to conduct the ‘Mapping of intensity of electromagnetic fields in Kochi’. The mapping will cover the entire area under the Kochi corporation.

The Ombudsman for Local Self-Government Institutions has instructed the Thalassery municipality to obtain a scientific report from a competent authority pertaining to a complaint against mobile tow

Indus Towers is a joint venture between telecom majors Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular

Bangalore: The high court on Wednesday ordered issuance of notice to BBMP commissioner Siddaiah with regard to a contempt petition for failing to act on a request to remove a mobile tower erected on a building.

A division bench headed by Justice NK Patil ordered notice to Vanraj, a resident of Jambusavari Dinne, J P Nagar Phase VIII, in this case.
Madhusudhan Singh and others complained that the BBMP commissioner failed to act after the high court passed the order on November 8, 2012, asking him to consider the representation filed by the petitioners within three months.

Mobile phone companies have asked the telecom department to defer fines on base stations that fail to meet radiation norms because of procedural lapses till such time as revised guidelines on penalties are issued.

Telecom lobby groups representing GSM and CDMA carriers say that the penalty for delay in compliance due to issues such as lack of proper paperwork and absence of certification documents should not be . 5 lakh—the fine fixed by the government for base stations where emission levels are higher than the limit set last year.

Claiming that radiation from most of telecom towers are within permissible limits, industry body COAI today said about 99 per cent of the Rs 700—crore penalty imposed on towers for violating norms