Telecom | BSNL to lease out telecom towers

Telecom | BSNL to lease out telecom towers
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 11 45 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 11 45 PM IST
New Delhi: State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decided to lease out its passive infrastructure, that includes towers mainly, to other
telecom companies in semi- urban areas in the country.
A senior official of the telecom company on Monday said that “since we have more towers in tier II and tier III cities, we have decided to lease out those towers with unutilized capacity to the operators”.
The agreement would be on a bilateral basis, he added.
Aimed at generating more revenue and fully utilizing the huge tower base, BSNL plans to cash in on its pan-India presence. BSNL has at least 60,000 towers and most of them are in semi-urban areas where private operators have small footprint.
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First Published: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 11 45 PM IST