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Indian regulator backs mobile infrastructure sharing

Thursday 12 April 2007 | 09:41 CET | News
The Indian telecom regulator TRAIl has recommended that mobile operators share network infrastructure. After a public consultation, the market watchdog has now told the department of telecom it supports sharing of antennas, radio networks and backhaul in order to speed the roll-out of mobile networks. It estimates that the country would need 330,000 mobile towers by 2010, versus 100,000 currently, in order to provide nationwide coverage and meet the target of half a billion subscribers. TRAI will take a hands-off approach to so-called passive infrastrutcure sharing, allowing operators to set

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Companies: TRAI
Countries: India
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