Centre seeks fool-proof monitoring
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Sep 30: The Union Government has asked private telecom operators in Jammu and Kashmir to provide at the earliest a mechanism for fool-proof monitoring of Internet traffic to the state especially that provided on the smart phones.
This was conveyed to telecom operators after Department of Telecom (DoT) found that monitoring equipment of at least two operators - Vodafone and Aircel - allegedly did not comply with standards thus creating problems for the security agencies, official sources said today.
The security agencies want to monitor the Internet traffic in the border state especially as rumours are floated and morphed pictures posted on the web by certain elements, the sources said.
Vodafone declined to comment whereas Aircel said, "We comply with the norms which have been laid by the Government and followed by all ISPs. Before starting our services, the Government has inspected and certified to start this service".
However, in a note prepared by Director (Access Service) P C Sharma, it was mentioned that while other telecom operators in Jammu and Kashmir had provided complete monitoring solution to Internet especially on mobile phones, two operators - Vodafone and Aircel - "had not complied with the requirement of installation of mobile Internet traffic monitoring".
The note was submitted to Home Ministry for further action as deemed fit, the sources said, adding the security agencies had remarked that it was difficult to get real time information from some of the telecom operators leading to failure of some of the operations.
The DoT note said "the solution submitted by Vodafone does not seem to be in tune with the requirement of DoT."
The need for monitoring the Internet especially on mobile phones was felt by the security agencies after rumours and morphed pictures, having a potential of disturbing the peace in the state, were hosted in social networking sites particularly from the smart phones.
Six private telecom players - Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Aircel - operate in the state and were asked to ensure commissioning of the requisite equipment by July 15, 2012 so that communications on the internet can be monitored on real-time basis.
Idea has complied with the requirement of providing facility through Internet node at Mumbai, Tata Teleservices installed two servers at Jammu, Reliance Communications shifted equipment from Chennai to Delhi and Airtel offered a final solution on or before first week of December 2012.
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