On June 3, 2016, the Telecom Department has released licence guidelines for virtual network operators for license called Unified Licence VNO (UL-VNO). This opens the door for a new class of telecom players in the country viz. VNOs. Earlier, there was a proposal by the Telecom Commission to allow a licensing regime that would facilitate
India’s cell tower emission rules are 10 times more stringent than those framed by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). ICNIRP is the global agency that puts out norms on permissible radiation limits for tower firms worldwide. The ICNIRP pegs permissible tower emission at 4.5 watts/ sq m in popular 900 MHz band.