The densification would include backhaul radios, antennas, and tower street furniture, amongst others. To cover half the country, 500 small cell deployments every square kilometre will be needed.
Mobile tower companies are getting ready to invest over Rs 2 trillion by 2025, half of it in the next two years, to help meet the telecom firms’ target to take 5G to 50 per cent of the country.
These are the figures provided by the Digital Infrastructure Providers’ Association (DIPA), the apex body of the tower companies.
While the focus so far has tended to be on the gigantic investment of around Rs 2-3 trillion, which telecom companies have to make for rolling out 5G, less talked-about is the fact that tower companies will also have to spend about the same amount to enable high speed services. The investment by tower companies will include deployment of the crucial small cells, which
First Published: Aug 15 2022 | 06:05 AM IST