CM urges private telecom giants to up their reach in State

CM urges private telecom giants to up their reach in Stateechonewsmark

ITANAGAR, Oct 11: With the GoAP giving thrust to ensure cent percent unswerving mobile connectivity in the state which is one of the most important factors for development of the region, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has invited all major private telecom service providers including Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to boost their presence in the state.

In separate letters to the CMDs of the private telecom giants – Mukesh Ambani of Reliance, Sunil Sood of Vodafone, Sunil Bharti Mittal of Airtel and Himanshu Kapania of Idea, Khandu this evening wrote: “You must be aware that Government of Arunachal Pradesh is giving impetus for achieving 100% reliable mobile connectivity in the State. Needless to mention that connectivity is the most important key to development of a region be it road, rail, waterways, air, power or telecom. It helps in overall economic development and social integration of the region. Robust telecom and broadband connectivity and provision of quality telecom services are also an avowed national priority.”

Giving a brief on the strength and challenges of the state, Khandu said: “The State has witnessed a huge boom in the tourism sector with both domestic and foreign tourists visiting our state. However, lack of reliable mobile/internet connectivity is coming as a major hindrance in promoting tourism and bringing overall development of the state.”

“For this purpose, a special cell has been formed in CM’s Office under the chairmanship of Special Secretary (CMO) which will monitor all the major telecom projects in the state and will provide support to all the telecom operators facing problems related to road cutting, land acquisition etc in the State,” Khandu informed.

Further, the CM requested the private cellular service providers to increase their reach by providing high speed broadband services, which, he felt will not only increase their revenue generation but also usher in economic development in the State.

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