According to the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), the industry would continue to ensure 24X7 connectivity during the extended lockdown period. This is accredited to the series of measures taken by telecom infrastructure providers from providing temporary stay arrangements at data centres to availability of vehicles to facilitate movement of technical staff to the sites.
TAIPA in its statement said that all telecom sites pan India (592,000) are being monitored by infrastructure providers every hour and the rescue teams are working on ground 24X7 to keep all sites up and running despite the hurdles/hiccups faced, if any.
The association also made certain that the industry has ensured the security of telecom personnels. The necessary support has also been extended by the various ministries to the telecom infra players for continued operations of telecom services. To this end, they have been provided with necessary personal protective equipment, sanitisers, masks, among others, along with necessary protection tools to handle electricity related issues.