Itanagar: – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) reactivated mobile services after two months in the Changlagam area, in Arunachal Pradesh, 80 kilometres from the Line of Actual Control. The services had been disrupted due to a technical fault in the VSAT satellite communication system. Reactivation of the mobile services in the Changlagam area becomes essential against the background of the tension reigning on the China border.
The VSAT system in Changlagam developed a technical fault in July. The 2G services in this area were discontinued because of this. The BSNL officials informed that the work was delayed in view of the Coronavirus crisis. Finally, BSNL installed a new VSAT system and restarted the services on Friday.
With the activation of the mobile services, all the soldiers in the army and commoners are using the 2G services in the Kibithu and Walong region. BSNL has started 3G services in the Hayuliang area here. The citizens in the border area are the first to report information about Chinese movements to the security agencies. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that therefore, these are the strategic assets of India. Against this background, efforts to improve mobile services along the 1,200 kilometres long border with China in Arunachal Pradesh have been undertaken.