ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Passang Dorjee Sona has apprised the Union Communication and Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, about the "erratic" BSNL network at his home district — Shi-Yomi — and requested him to help resolve the issue. The Speaker, in a letter to Prasad on Tuesday, said that owing to the "erratic" services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Shi-Yomi district, the people are facing lots of problems.
Sona further said that the newly created Shi-Yomi district which shares border with China is presently covered with BSNL 2G mobile services connected through satellite in Mechukha, Tato and Monigong respectively. "The government establishments including the Central, State and Defence personnel completely depend on the BSNL network service for communication and office works," the letter said, adding that due to heavy congestion and signal problems, the office works also "suffer a lot". There is no Internet service in the district, the Speaker pointed out in his letter.
Sona requested the Union Minister to approve adequate funds for laying of optical fibre network up to Mechukha and Monigong to ensure 4G connectivity in the area for better and improved connectivity. As laying of optical fibre network may take some time, the Speaker requested Union Minister Prasad for granting approval for the upgradation of the bandwidth of the existing 2G mobile services in the district to 3G, for the time being, to overcome the network issues.
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