Telecom industry cautions people against mobile tower installation frauds
The telecom industry, represented by COAI and TAIPA, the apex bodies of telecom service providers and telecom infrastructure providers respectively, have cautioned the public against fraud related to the installation of mobile towers on their properties. The public is cautioned against certain companies, agencies, or individuals who are fraudulently approaching people and asking them to deposit money in their personal or company accounts in the name of tax for leasing their premises for installation of mobile towers. The same individuals are also offering fake “No Objection Certificates” for the installation of towers. mobile towers are installed either by Telecom Service Providers (TSP) or Infrastructure Providers (IP) and members of the public are requested to verify authenticity by visiting the websites of TSPS or IPS before accepting any offers for tower installation. an updated list of approved TSPS and IPS is also available at www.dot.gov.in.