The history of the Indian tower industry

An examination of the growth of infrastructure sharing in India and its role in providing connectivity in the world’s second largest telecoms market

Read this article to learn:

  • The role of the tower industry in expanding Indian telecoms infrastructure from 100,000 to 450,000 towers in nine years
  • Tracking the growth of each of India’s top six tower companies
  • The prevalence of operator-led towercos in the Indian market
  • The current status of the Indian tower market and predictions for the future growth

In 2007, India’s first mobile networks were hosted on around 100,000 telecom towers, considerably less than the current tower count of over 450,000. Over the past seven years, operators and independent tower companies have built an average of 50,000 new towers per year and, as a result, telecom coverage now extends to 90% of India’s…

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