Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (HP circle) has set up a base tower station (BST) at Mane village in Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh to specially provide networking for the upcoming 34 Kalachakra event next year at Dhankar Monastery.
This was revealed by the BSNL telecom General Manager Mr. M C. Singh recently. He said that BSNL offers hassle free network at remote Dhankar Monastery as BST is linked with satellite and run by solar panel power station. We expect that a number of Buddhists monks and foreigners will attend this ceremony and BSNL is committed to provide high-end communication services to them after expanding its network as BST was set up at Mane village near the monastery.
It is a herculean task for the firm to provide the uninterrupted signal along Indio-Sino borders as the signal strength varies from one place to other in the hills unlike the plan.
Earlier this congregation and mega event of Buddhists monks was scheduled to be hosted at Bodhgaya in Bihar on Jan 27 this year, but is now postponed for same time next year to be hosted in the Himachal state.
Mr. Singh informed that they had to set up special Solar panel based power station in the hills of Mane village of Spiti valley as signal remained unsteady in the hills keeping unpredictable weather and frequent snowfall in the region in mind.
The communication would enable lakhs of Monks and foreigners to make contact to rest of world at this remote station with the commissioning of this facility which is a landmark for the BSNL.
BSNL have the highest telecommunication density in the country as state mobile density is about 122 per cent. To improve the BSNL network around 150 BTS (mobile tower) of latest technology will replace the existing equipments and 290 new 3G Base Transceiver Station (BTS) will be added.
Presently about 1527 BTS are functioning across the State out of which 1231 BTS were 2G and 296 BTS were 3G, said Mr. Singh.
The BSNL firm has a customer base of 15.50 lakh mobile subscribers and 2 lakh landline subscribers mostly in the urban areas.