Indus Towers deploys GPRS tracking to reduce theft at telecom sites

Telecom-Tower-16-7Indian telecom tower company Indus Towers has deployed tracking and management technologies across its mobile tower sites in Karnataka state to reduce theft of telecom equipment at its sites.

Indus Towers said measures including the deployment of innovative GPRS tracking will safeguard the telecom tower equipment and cut down the cases of theft.

Culprits recently transported stolen battery banks from their tower site in Jigani, Karnataka, to a scrap vendor for the purpose selling. Since Indus Towers had equipped the batteries with GPRS for tracking, the company could track the exact location of the stolen battery banks and the security agencies and police authorities could foil the attempt.

Indus Towers has decided to deploy such tracking technologies at all its telecom sites to reduce such cases.

“The advantage of using modern tracking equipment is that the articles in which they are placed continue to emit signals for many days, hence making it simpler to track after they have been stolen. We will continue to deploy innovative technology to help reduce cases of theft,” said Subbu Iyer, CEO of Karnataka Circle, Indus Towers.

Indus Towers is facing theft issues in regions such as Bangalore (Urban & Rural), Ramnagra, Bidar, Bijapur and Mandya.

Indus Towers, a joint venture of Bharti Infratel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, has presence in 15 telecom circles of India and has achieved over 2,97,867 tenancies till date. With the current count of over 122,920 towers, Indus Towers is the largest telecom tower company in India.