Farhat Basir Khan (for Info only, not official)

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Farhat Basir Khan

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    ...The biggest challenge is busting the myth and clearing misconceptions around telecom towers being hazardous to health. The problem is not restricted to rural areas where one can blame lack of awareness, but even in high-end urban areas, the myth continues to pervade, making it difficult for telecom service providers to erect necessary infrastructure to provide communication services. This also severely restricts access to critical sites in residential areas, near schools and hospitals, where population is most dense and coverage remains essential as networks getting congested can bring down the quality of service. The misconception over EMF emissions has resulted in thousands of towers being dismantled or new ones prevented from being constructed. Right of way, or RoW, is not a luxury when it comes to the sector. ...

    Live Mint on Oct. 31, 2017, 1:16 a.m.