Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal thanks telecom minister

telecom tower in India rural area

Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel, today appreciated the efforts of telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for trying to solve the issues related to call drop.

“We are grateful to the Minster of Communications and IT for his comments on the contributions made by the telecom industry to enhance mobile connectivity across the country, and also for his concerns on the various issues facing the industry. We would like to thank him for his comments regarding the impact of mobile towers and radio waves, as this will go a long way in clarifying various myths and misconceptions surrounding the issue,” Vittal said.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra asked the telecom department and other stake holders to solve the call drops related issues.

“We are also thankful for his communication to various Government Departments and the States regarding telecom infrastructure installations, as this will provide a major boost in tackling the problem of call-drop which has become a key concern in the absence of requisite number of towers,” said Airtel India CEO in a statement.

Airtel said the Indian telecom industry has made substantial investments in the sector and will continue to do so to offer affordable and innovative telecom services to the consumers. But DoT secretary recently asked telecoms to step up Capex plans and optimize their networks to improve quality of services.

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