The Central government has not yet to decide on the improvement of mobile networks along the international border areas of the NE states due to security reasons.
“If the mobile networks along the bordering areas of northeastern states improve then it (system) would be used and misused by the inimical elements, terrorists and criminals for their vested and illicit interests,” BSNL general manager Asheesh Pathak told reporters here on Saturday.
He said that if the mobile networks along the bordering areas is improved, then the people inside and across the borders and foreign elements could exploit the system.
“If they do any crime using the Indian networks, no law enforcing agencies could track their activities,” Pathak said.
He said that after Reliance Jio, BSNL is the second major telephone service provider operating in Tripura and the other northeastern states.
“BSNL has launched many customer friendly schemes including 4G mobile services to further expand its base in the region,” he added.
The official said that to improve the quality of BSNL services, the FTTH (Fiber to the Home) has to be extended all across the northeastern states.
Another senior BSNL official said that the state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) would provide technical support to BSNL to further improve connectivity in the far-flung areas of the mountainous northeastern states.