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Telcos need to install atleast 10K 5G towers per week: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw said deadline for receiving comments on draft Telecom bill may be extended to November 10 but not beyond that.

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Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw (Photo: ANI)

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Telecommunication companies (telcos) need to raise the number of 5G towers being installed every week to at least 10,000 per week, up from the current 2,500 per week, Minister for Communications Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday.
 
Speaking at an event organised by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Vaishnaw said as many as 8,000 towers have been set up so far and the government is ready to help telcos scale up 5G infrastructure with whatever policy support they need, but the speed of 5G roll-out is to be maintained.
 
“I have a small request for telcos. Now we are installing around

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First Published: Oct 26 2022 | 10:30 PM IST

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