Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: All telecom service providers have initiated steps to offer seamless voice and data communication during the World Classical Tamil Conference, to be held here from June 23 to 27.

To ensure the same and review the progress made thus far, Chandra Prakash, Member-Technology, Telecom Commission, Department of Telecommunication, held a review meeting with representatives of service providers in the city on Friday.


“One lakh people are expected for the conference and to service their requirements, companies are geared up,” he said while talking to journalists after a meeting with the companies' representatives.

“A few companies are engaged in the process of erecting towers, while others are augmenting capacity. All this work will be over at the earliest.”


The conference venue would be Wi-Fi enabled and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited had been given the responsibility of putting the necessary infrastructure in place.

Broadband connection would also be available, both at the venue and other places required.

Mr. Prakash also added, “Every service provider is sensitive to the conference needs and that will be satisfactorily addressed.”

P.T. Mathew, Principal General Manager, Coimbatore, BSNL, said his organisation would offer new connection for delegates through its special counters at airport, railway station and other places. At the conference venue, BSNL would also sell 3G data cards.

The Wi-Fi connection would come with 10 mbps bandwidth.

Replying to a question, he said existing service would not be affected in anyway as BSNL was erecting more towers.

There would be three more towers in addition to six mobile towers, which would be truck-mounted.

Representatives of a few private companies also shared details of their work. V. Raghunandan, Deputy Director General, Telecom Enforcement and Resources Monitoring, Coimbatore, welcomed the gathering.