Jamshedpur :In order to improve its network and cater to new customers, in the fringe areas, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Jamshedpur has decided to install new BTS Towers (base transceiver station) in various areas of its coverage area.
According to information the towers have been installed especially in the rural belt of Jamshedpur telecome area, which consists of three districts of East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharsawan. After complains of poor network in rural and increasing waiting list the step has been taken.
It may be noted that in mobile communications, a BTS holds the radio transceivers that define a cell and coordinates the radio-link protocols with the mobile device.
The BTS is the networking component of a mobile communications system from which all signals are sent and received. A BTS is controlled by a base station controller. A BTS is also called a base station (BS) and is commonly referred to as a “cell phone tower.”
“Our customers had been complaining of poor network in the rural areas. So we decided to target the fringe areas to improve network. We the installation of new BTS we will be in a position to dole out more connections and improve our customer base,” the official added.
“We are working hard to provide best of facilities for out customers. We are installing modern technology and identified the locations for new sets of BTS towers and telephone exchange,” said another official of BSNL
General manager of BSNL’s Jamshedpur SSA,† B. N. Singh said : ďWe were able to roll out many 2G and 3G base transmission stations ( BTS) which further strengthened the network in the three districts- East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan, which falls under the Jamshedpur SSA,” said Singh.
Referring to the unlimited free calling facility from 9 pm to 7 am which was introduced from May 1 for the landline customers, the senior BSNL official said that there were numerous customers who resumed the landline service.
” The scheme evoked a good response. Apart from fresh subscribers, there were many who had disconnected the BSNL landline but after introduction of the offer they again opted for the landline service,” he said.
According to Singh, during the last one week they also managed to extend the mobile coverage† in several rebel-hit areas in the three districts of Kolhan which falls under BSNL’s Jamshedpur SSA.
Referring to another achievement during the week , Singh said that altogether 653 cases of outstanding bill payment was settled which resulted in revenue generation of Rs 27.37 lakh.
Elaborating on the future plans, the BSNL general manager said that work is on for commissioning of another 15-20 BTSs which will further improve the network.
He said that efforts are also being made to increase the subscriber base of broad band facility.