RTIL plans website to identify locations for telecom towers

RTIL plans website to identify locations for telecom towers

Bangalore: In an effort to easily identify locations for the telecom towers it plans to set up, Reliance Telecom Infrastructure Ltd (RTIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications Ltd, will soon launch a website that will serve as a medium to link site owners with the company, according to executives at Reliance Communications familiar with the development who did not wish to be identified.

Tower sites are required by telecom tower companies such as RTIL to set up either ground-based towers or rooftops towers in private or commercial buildings.

The owners of land, apartments, houses or commercial buildings lease out space for towers to tower companies for between eight and 10 years. RTIL’s website, www.btssite.relianceada.com will be the first of its kind in the world, claim the executives. It will be launched in a few days, they add.

Tower companies approach site owners directly or through middlemen, including property dealers. Through its site, RTIL aims to reach out directly to individuals and companies that own land or buildings where towers can be installed. Interested owners can log on to the site and submit details. The company then evaluates the site and sees how it fits its infrastructure requirements.

Reliance executives claim the new approach benefits both parties. In addition, the site will have a list of locations where RTIL is interested in setting up towers. RTIL has more than 15,000 towers and is constructing another 25,000, which will be ready by March. This is part of its plan to set up more than 40,000 tower sites that will cover 25,000 towns and 600,000 villages during the current financial year.