The recent Telecom Regulatory Environment (TRE) Survey conducted by LIRNEasia showed an improvement in TRE in Pakistan since 2008. India and Indonesia also showed improvement while Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Philippines showed decline in performance. Thailand showed no significant improvement than last year.
The flawed policy of the local government on installation of Base Transceiver Station (BTS) of phone companies in the residential areas has turned many neighbours into stanch enemies.
The beneficiaries, who let their places to the companies against handsome rents, are facing litigation by and disputes with the other residents of the neighbourhood who are highly unhappy with the installation of towers emitting deadly radiations and the sickly noise of mega generators installed at towers sites. The official sources told The Post that TMAs and CDGL allowed the phone companies to install towers without consulting the environment department and now people are rushing with lots of complaints to the offices of the environment department.