www.WirelessFederation.com/news: INR112 million worth contract has been awarded to Moser Baer India Ltd by India’s state-run telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Solar power systems for BSNL’s wireless village public phone equipment will be provided by Moser Baer by March 20 under the terms of the contract.
A complete solar photo voltaic kits comprising a module, battery, controller, structure and cable will also be supplied by the company.
According to spokesman for Moser Baer India, this is one more step towards utilization of solar application in rural markets, the kits will be supplied all across the country and BSNL will use these kits to charge the WLL phones in their rural network.
www.WirelessFederation.com/news: India’s communications ministry has reportedly refused to grant fresh telecommunication licences despite receiving an additional 343 applications, as it looks to prevent unhealthy competition in an already crowded market.
The Department of Telecom (DoT) has awarded licences to every company that applied before the last deadline of 25 September 2007, but over 300 companies have filed applications since then. The incumbents like AT&T, Ispat, Moser Baer, DLF and Tulip, which applied for licences between 26 September 2007 and 1 October 2007, will not be granted mobile telecommunication licences from the government.