The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued a public notice on counterfeiting in the installation of mobile phone towers. These scams, unique in India because of their rapidly growing mobile phone market, capture victims by offering to “rent” their country at exorbitant rents (15-35,000 per month) for the construction of mobile phone towers and also offer a considerable single down payment (10-25 lakhs. The first stage of fraud includes people who shout cold like the “Reliance Jio 4G Tower” department, send “lottery” letters, choose their property for towers, reach out to bulk SMEs and even people try through advertising in the national dailes. “I got a call from `Reliance Jio Tower Installation` team that told me about an attractive opportunity to win 25,000 times a month, and an advance of Rs 15 lakh in exchange for installing a mobile tower on my empty lot. When I agreed, they asked for documentation. After that, they asked for 14,500 Rs as the application fee I paid… It was the mistake,” said Madhuban Bihari Sharma of Prayagraj, one of the victims. Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecommunications company of Reliance Industries Limited, has signed a Master Service Contract (MSA) to share the tower with Indus Towers. The Indian government has approved Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
the proposal to acquire a 252 billion rupee ($3.4 billion) stake in a trust that manages the wireless infrastructure of the country`s largest mobile operator, people with knowledge of the matter said. The government has approved the 25,215 kronor agreement between a subsidiary of Reliance Industries and Canadian company Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP, which includes the sale of more than 1.35 Lakh mobile phone poles, according to an administrative notification. Le Quint approached Indus Towers, a partner in Jio`s mobile phone infrastructure, for an answer. Although no official notification could be made (any response to The Quint`s official message is updated here), we have been informed that the only way to acquire such a tower is to register your country on the site and wait for the company to call you back if there is a request. And as it has been found in all victims` accounts, the culprits often change mobile numbers, often just after the first payment. When identifying a potential victim, these scammers contact by call or WhatsApp to search for documents such as a copy of the land contract, PAN card, Aadhaar card and property location. This is the ninth sharing agreement for the Jio reliance tower before launching its 4G high-speed services. Among the other infrastructure contracts signed by RJIL- According to the agreement, Indus Towers Reliance Jio will provide tours based on existing market prices, although other details, such as the number of towers to be divided and the duration of the agreement, have not been disclosed. Indus Towers, a three-way joint venture between Airtel, Vodafone and Idea, currently operates in 15 telecommunications networks in India, with a total of 113,490 telecommunications towers across the country.