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Telecom secy says unfounded apprehensions around electromagnetic field emissions can derail growth story The department of telecommunications has taken it upon itself to address concerns raised by many activists and groups on the health hazards emanating from electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from mobile towers. Telecom Secretary J S Deepak has been organising awareness programmes across the country to educate municipal corporators, doctors and residents’ welfare associations that India has among the most… Read More

India needs to embrace and harness wireless communication technologies to become the most developed nation in the coming decades, telecom secretary JS Deepak said on Tuesday. “Whether India grows at normal pace or it actually leapfrogs to become one of the most developed nation in coming decades, will inter-alia depend on how we embrace and harness wireless communication technologies,” he said at at the inaugural session of a public outreach and awareness… Read More

There is absolutely no truth or scientific reasons that radiations from mobile towers and handsets have an adverse impact on humans or other living creatures, said the government in the Lok Sabha, on Wednesday. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wondered why such a debates arise only in India. “Yeh vishay kyon Hindustan mein hee uthaye jaate haen (Why are such issues raised in India only?),” Prasad said during Question Hour, adding that… Read More

Mobiles, smartphones have become more than a necessity today – most of the work and personal activities are quite well entrenched in a smartphone or a mobile today. And as smartphone connectivity eventually happens through a mobile tower – it is also an integral part of the connectivity chain. Mobile or cellular phones are now an integral part of modern telecommunications. In many countries, over half the population use mobile phones and… Read More

ET Telecom: In an effort to clarify the apprehensions related to Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) Radiation of Mobile Towers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) conducted an interactive meeting. In an effort to clarify the apprehensions related to Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) Radiation of Mobile Towers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) conducted an interactive meeting on Friday in sector 15, Gurgaon. The representatives from TRAI stated in the interaction that… Read More

Electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures from mobile towers and their consequent health hazards have been the point of debate in the scientific community for a long time now. A 13-member committee constituted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), cleared the air in a report on Monday. TRAI stated that after a detailed examination of 25,000-plus studies, ‘no conclusive evidence of adverse effect of EMF radiation’ on human… Read More

Telecom operators have added over 2,000 mobile towers in Delhi in the last three months to check the menace of call drops. According to an official in Department of Telecom (DoT), as many as 2,092 mobile sites (2G and 3G) have been added in Delhi service area in the past 12 weeks which has resulted in the call drop rate to come down considerably. Sharing data, the official said that Bharti Airtel,… Read More

Radio frequency radiation from mobile towers and phones is minuscule—one-thousandth to one-millionth of an eV! It means mobile tower radiation is lakhs of times weaker than X-rays or UV rays, even visible light. Radiation. The very word is like a bell tolling—ringing in irrational concern and conjuring images of Chernobyl or Fukushima. So, when we hear of mobile tower antennas transmitting radio frequency radiation, concerns arise in the common man. Luckily, nothing… Read More

Dismisses allegations that mobile towers are health hazards The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is the autonomous regulator of the telecommunications business in India. TRAI aims to create and nurture conditions for the growth of telecommunications in India to enable the country lead in the emerging global information society. Earlier this month, TRAI dismissed the fears of mobile tower radiation posing threats to public health. It categorically stated that it conducted… Read More

Alexander Graham Bell is credited with the invention of the Telephone, one of the most important inventions in modern history. But when it comes to cellular phone technology, no one person can stake claim on its invention. Cellular phone technology evolved over decades, with various scientists contributing to the process.