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Kerala mulls doubling mobile towers for better 5G experience

The number of mobile towers in Kerala will be doubled within two years to ensure better experience of 5G services for the users, according to the information disclosed by Dr PT Mathew, Senior Deputy Director of Telecom Department in a media conference. By introduction of 5G services, the network speed is expected to increase by 10 times.

“The number of mobile towers in Kerala will be doubled within two years. At present, the number of towers are around 19,000. As the coverage of towers equipped for 5G service will be less, the number of towers need to be increased so that users have better experience,” PT Mathew said.

During the media conference, he informed that the department has initiated a project under the name PM-WANI to deliver Wi-Fi service in minimal cost. Similarly, it is planning to introduce a self-Know Your Customer (self-KYC) project soon in which individuals can get SIM card from their home itself.

Meanwhile, the mobile communication is relying on low frequency non-ionising radiations. This is not harmful to human beings. Even World Health Organization has stated that electromagnetic radiation from towers will not affect the humans. In India, details about towers and their radiation can be accessed from The people can raise requests to verify the functioning of towers in their locality. Mathrubhumi

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