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 Digital infra suppliers increase issues over challenges confronted in J&Okay
March 9, 2022

Digital infra suppliers increase issues over challenges confronted in J&Okay

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New Delhi: Digital Infrastructure Suppliers Affiliation (DIPA) has raised challenges confronted by the telecom trade in Jammu & Kashmir as a consequence of non-implementation of J&Okay Proper of Method Coverage (JKCCIP) and different operational points.

The trade physique has written to Prerna Puri, secretary of the knowledge expertise division, Authorities of J&Okay, addressing the operational points.

“Close to the 2nd State Broadband Committee assembly dated nineteenth January 2022 throughout which DIPA has raised points being confronted by telecom trade in J&Okay. We wish to deliver to your variety consideration that the Data Expertise Dept, Govt. of J&Okay has already notified Pointers/Directions & permissive sanction for mendacity optical fiber and putting in cellular towers on non-public and authorities land and buildings-2020 particularly JKCCIP2020 vide Authorities Letter No. 48-JK(ITD) 2020 dated 01-Dec-2020 for alignment with the provisions contained within the Indian Telegraph Proper of Method Guidelines, 2016,” the letter acknowledged.

The challenges confronted by the telecom infrastructure suppliers in Jammu & Kashmir embody no single level of contact (SPOC) for points associated to telecom infrastructure rollout, under-developed JKCCIP 2020, lack of essential instructions for regulation enforcement to make sure safety of telecom towers, firm sensible on-line EB payments to be offered on registered e mail ID to keep away from any delay /penalty, EB tariff to be charged at industrial charges to telecom towers.

The physique additionally sought district stage telecom committee conferences to be convened beneath the chairmanship of DC/DM on common foundation addressing pending tower NoC and EB connections and different native stage operational points. They mentioned establishing telecom infrastructure ought to be handled as a precedence sector by the state electrical energy distribution firms to expedite the electrification of towers. They demanded streamlining pointers for improvement of future road infrastructure to help small cells and ariel fiber cable (OFC) and availability of electrical energy poles.

T.R. Dua, director-general, Digital Infrastructure Suppliers Affiliation, mentioned, “We remorse to tell that regardless of varied efforts of the Authorities of J&Okay for implementing uniform RoW coverage and streaming the method of putting in the telecom infrastructure throughout the state, varied departments/authorities and districts are reluctant to implement the aforesaid coverage. As on thirty first December 2021 there are greater than 3000 Tower purposes pending with district authorities for approvals.”

Within the letter, DIPA has requested for pressing intervention and help to challenge essential instructions/ orders to implement JKCCIP2020 Proper of Method Guidelines 2020 in true letter and spirit and undertake single window clearance System (as offered by the state of J&Okay). The letter additionally seeks help from regulation enforcement businesses towards improve in theft and sabotage instances, convening of District Stage Telecom Committee Conferences on common foundation and the Streamlining of current pointers for future and upcoming applied sciences like 5G.

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“The telecom trade has stood the check of the time and has supported the J&Okay Authorities with all its may; particularly, throughout floods/ rains and the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional, Telecommunication is a public utility service and Govt. of India has acknowledged towers as a important Infrastructure and lifeline set up and any disruption to the functioning of the tower will disrupt the communication community thereby severely impacting the On-line schooling, Work-From House, well being companies and varied different utility companies offered by the federal government for the advantage of the general public at giant throughout J&Okay. It’s pertinent to say right here that the success of the much-awaited Sensible Metropolis undertaking largely relies upon upon the efficient cellular tower community,” Dua added.

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