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Assam becomes fourth state to issue RoW guidelines for telcos

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

has become the fourth state in the country to issue the (RoW) guidelines for telecom service providers.

The guidelines were approved by the state Cabinet in its last meeting on January 28.

State V K Pipersenia yesterday held a meeting with telecom service providers and other stakeholders to review the current mobile and internet connectivity status, an official release said today.

The new guidelines will regulate the establishment of underground and overground telecom infrastructure, and also facilitate on government buildings and premises.

The entire process will be made online within a period of one year for which the IT Department will constitute a team, the release said.

All operators have to mandatorily register in the ease of doing business portal of the government.

The also urged the operators to establish telecom towers in uncovered areas of the state and upgrade the existing base stations to 3G/4G level.

The telecom operators and industry associations have hailed the passing of the RoW guidelines, the release added.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:25 IST