Indian telcos push for review of tower radiation fines

Thursday 18 April 2013 | 14:38 CET | News
Indian mobile operators have asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) to defer fines on base stations that fail to meet radiation norms until revised guidelines on penalties are issued, reports The Economic Times. Lobby groups the Cellular Operators Association of India (Coai) and the Association of Unified Service Providers of India (Auspi) say that the penalty for delay in compliance due to issues such as lack of proper paperwork and absence of certification documents should not be INR 500,000, the fine fixed by the government for base stations where emission levels are higher than the limit

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