International Gsm Operators Invade Indian Airspace

Recently I had a visit to my relative’s house which is 2-3 kilometers away from India-Bangladesh International border.

I manually searched the mobile networks available at that area and found 4 GSM signals which are not of Indian operators, but of Bangladeshi operators – Grameenphone, Airtel BD, Bangla Link and Bangladesh Robi (BGD Robi).

International Gsm Operators Invade Indian Airspace

This would seriously pose a severe security threat as one can make calls with Bangladeshi operators’ SIM sitting on Indian soil, these calls can be untraceable by both Indian operators as well as Indian Regulatory authorities (if international SIM cards are used).

So now the question remains: are the signals usable / unusable? TT invites its users who reside near International border areas (Bangaldesh, Pakistan, Tibet & China) to share their findings and views with 1st hand feedback from near the border!

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April 12, 2014 7:39 pm 7:39 PM

i converted my prepaid Airtel number to postpaid and it got converted on 13 march 2014 and tele verification was done successfully.After a 14day usage of postpaid number my out going call barring on 29 march 2014. and i am secuirity depeposit 250 ruppees(company name Datasys E- Services Privat…

December 21, 2011 5:23 pm 5:23 PM

Electromagnetic waves cannot be controlled to cross the border or geographical territory. A weird incident happened with me regarding this signal coverage. I was in UK. I was going to Switzerland via flight. When I was crossing the Germany air space during the flight, I got a sms saying “Welcome to Vodafone Germany…” I was using the UK Vodafone connection…Now what will you say against this?? 😀

Sougata Dhar Chowdhury
December 13, 2011 6:33 pm 6:33 PM

This phenomenon is not new. I’ve called a number of times to one of my students who is Bangladeshi and resides in Rajshahi. He used to be a student of Viswa Bharati, Shantiniketan and used to use a BSNL connection on his mobile. When he used to visit his native place at Rajshahi, we could easily talk as BSNL signal from Maldah District used to be available at Rajshahi.
Also, at many places along the border, Bangladeshi SIMs are available at a premium and many people use them illegally in India to talk to Bangladeshi subscribers.
ISD calling at local rates…