Telecom tower cos and deal trends in India


TowerXchange, an impartial group for Telecom tower trade, has not too long ago launched the most recent statistics for Telecom towers in India.

The above chart reveals the market share of Indian Telecom tower firms. Indus Towers is the chief in the Indian Telecom tower market with 122,920 towers in its portfolio.

American Tower is the second largest Telecom tower firm with 58,034 towers.

Reliance Infratel is the third largest Telecom tower firm with 43,000 towers in its enterprise. Bharti Infratel has 39,211 Telecom towers. GTL Infrastructure has 28,000 Telecom towers in India.

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Vodafone India and Idea cellular have accomplished their merger changing into the biggest Telecom operator – in phrases of cellular subscribers — in India.

Vodafone and Idea cellular have each divested their tower portfolios to American Tower. American Tower will add a mixed 20,000 websites.

6,300 co-located tenancies will turn out to be single ones for American Tower, with out exit penalties, because of the merger.

Reliance Communications (RCom) will divest its 43,000 towers, fibre and spectrum rights to Reliance Jio.

Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers acquired the approval of the Competition Commission of India for his or her merger. The mixed entity will run over 163,000 towers throughout India and might be managed by Airtel and Vodafone.

BSNL has acquired the approval for the divestment of 66,000 Telecom towers right into a separate infrastructure unit. BSNL’s divestment of towers may very well be valued as much as $three billion.

MTNL is contemplating divesting its 10,000 towers to cut back its money owed.

Indian Telecom operators’ 3G protection is anticipated to achieve round 95 % in the following 18-24 months. Mobile operators’ 4G rollout has already began in tier one and tier two cities. 4G rollout is anticipated to have a marginal affect on the profitability of Indian tower cos.

Telecom tower firms are including nearly all of BTS by ‘loading’ – the addition of a second set of antenna by an present tenant. But Indian 4G operators will quickly add infill cell websites for densification – impacting a big enhance in tower money stream.

Baburajan Ok

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