Reliance Jio Infocomm Signs Deal to Lease 4,000 Mobile Towers from BSNL to Ready for 4G

In view of its impending 4G nationwide launch in 2015, Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has recently signed a deal with state-owned telecom major BSNL to lease about 4,000 mobile towers. According to this deal, rentals are being fixed at a base rate of ₹38,000 per month for ground-based towers (GBT) and ₹ 24,900 per month for rooftop-based towers (RBT) with some discounts upon minimum number of commitments. 

RJIL holds a unified pan-India broadband wireless access spectrum for all 22 service areas in India for 4G services. In addition, the company has radiowaves in the 1800 Mhz band or the 2G spectrum, which are used for 4G services worldwide.

As part of an industry effort in bridging the gap in broadband penetration and to improve digital experiences pan-India.RJIL said it has also struck infrastructure-sharing deals with Reliance Communications, American Tower Corporation, Tower Vision India, Ascend Telecom, Viom Networks and Bharti Infratel. In addition, RJIL has signed a collaborative partnership with Bharti Airtel that allows both companies to share the capacity of a submarine cable.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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