21 Mar :Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) launched the Personalised Ring Back Tone (PRBT) services on landline telephones for customers in Hyderabad on Saturday.
This facility is likely be extended to about 2.65 lakh customers in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on a fixed monthly subscription of Rs 25, T N Sudhindra Kumar, Chief General Manager, BSNL told media persons.
Kumar said that BSNL plans to spent Rs 500 crores this year for providing more and more mobile phone services in the society and various number of Cellular Base Stations (Mobile Towers) are being constucted at many locations to improve the quality of service.
Referring to reports that mobile signals radiated by the cell towers affect the health of general public, he said, "there has no authentic report so far".
"The Radio ferquency emissions from mobile phones and base stations are some 50,000 times lower than the levels at which the first health affects begin to be established.
The mobile hand set radiates only 02 to 0.6 watts of power, which is lower than the power radiated by Microwave, Radio transmitter and TV transmitter," Kumar said.
"The International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has fixed radiation standards based on several decades extensive RF Research results across the world, which has been endorsed by World Health Oranization (WHO)