Nagaland plagued by poor cellular connectivity



APO appeal service providers to positively rectify problems at the earliest


Kohima, August 9 (MExN): The Angami Public Organisation (APO) today expressed resentment over the extremely poor services of cellular connectivity across the state of Nagaland. Of late, the quality of internet and call connectivity/clarity has become a frustrating experience with poor signal reception and repeated call drops without being able to have even a short conversation.


The APO in a press release issued by its Vice President, KT Vilie stated that the biggest drawback is the dismal speed of internet connectivity. Even though the Government of India is giving much emphasis on its mission of Digital India and promoting E-Governance to provide an effective delivery system of governance and utility services to the people, the poor quality of basic internet services offered by the various telecom companies operating in Nagaland has turned the GoI’s flagship programmes into a mockery.


It is surprising that inspite of such poor quality mobile and internet services continuing for the past couple of months, the authorities concerned are turning a blind eye to this problem and do not seem to be bothered about improving the quality of these services which can only be surmised as a direct reflection of the insincerity of the telecom officials, the Organisation stated.


The APO also mentioned that the Quality of Service standards are governed by the regulations specified by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and hence, the subscribers should come forward to air their grievances and avail redressal accordingly since a subscriber-base empowered with awareness will keep the service providers on its toes.


Therefore, it requested to all the service providers operating in the state of Nagaland to positively rectify these problems within the shortest possible time in the interest of public welfare or else the civil societies will be compelled to call for joint meetings to hammer out due course of appropriate action in the matter for which the aggrieved subscribers would not be held responsible for any form of public agitation/uprising.