BSNL launches PRBT services on landline phones

BSNL launches PRBT services on landline phones
PTI
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First Published: Sat, Mar 21 2009. 03 39 PM IST
Updated: Sat, Mar 21 2009. 03 39 PM IST
Hyderabad: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched the Personalised Ring Back Tone (PRBT) services on landline telephones for customers in Hyderabad.
“This facility is likely to be extended to about 2.65 lakh customers in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on a fixed monthly subscription of Rs25,” T.N. Sudhindra Kumar, chief general manager, BSNL said.
Kumar said that BSNL plans to spent Rs500 crores this year for providing more and more mobile phone services in the society and various number of Cellular Base Stations (Mobile Towers) are being constucted at many locations to improve the quality of service.
Referring to reports that mobile signals radiated by the cell towers affect the health of general public, he said: “There has no authentic report so far.”
“The Radio ferquency emissions from mobile phones and base stations are some 50,000 times lower than the levels at which the first health affects begin to be established. The mobile hand set radiates only 02 to 0.6 watts of power, which is lower than the power radiated by Microwave, Radio transmitter and TV transmitter,” Kumar said.
“The International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has fixed radiation standards based on several decades extensive RF Research results across the world, which has been endorsed by World Health Oranization (WHO).
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First Published: Sat, Mar 21 2009. 03 39 PM IST