Nagaland: State Suffers from Slow Internet Speeds
- SIM cards from various mobile service providers not functioning properly
- There will be an indefinite shutdown of Reserve Base Station Controller with effect from December 5.
Kohima: The state has in the trouble. Consumers in Nagaland are experiencing poor mobile broadband speeds. With the ongoing Hornbill Festival in the state, mobile services have taken a hit, a report said.
As per reports, tourists, businessmen, traders from the various district, media personnel’s covering the Hornbill festival, visitors with SIM cards from various mobile service providers not functioning properly. The problem of poor internet connectivity is not just a rural phenomenon but service provider Bharti Airtel has announced that the vehicle owners (sub-vendors) of BhartiInfratel of Nagaland have informed that there will be an indefinite shutdown of Reserve Base Station Controller (Airtel Towers) with effect from December 5.
A notice also signed by vehicle owners Putu Wapand, Chenogi Kent and Khetolu Katt, said the shutdown would happen in Mokokchung, Kohima, Phek and Dimapur.
Earlier, Nagaland had great broadband internet connectivity. Though 4G mobile broadband was not available in Nagaland yet, still 3G and EVDO mobile broadband services are available here. There are 6 companies offering 4 types of internet services in 5 places in the state. Among these 5 places – 1 is municipality & 4 are towns. Total 5 companies are providing these services in the state. 3G services in Nagaland are provided by BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Reliance.