Telecom towers are critical installations on which the backbone of mobile communication rests. These are essential for realising the vision of inclusive growth. The success of initiatives like Digital India, Smart Cities and Right to Broadband, which the government intends to implement in a mission mode, will also depend on this critical and essential infrastructure.
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Bharti Infratel is looking at the option of taking over the telecom towers of Vodafone and Idea Cellular in India at a valuation of Rs 5,000 crore.
24×7 monitoring devices for mobile tower emission
Government plans to install devices for round-the-clock monitoring of radiation levels emanating from telecom towers, according to sources. This would be another level of surveillance along with existing manual system of data collection.
Analysis: The future of scalability lies in sharing
The telecom towers business in India is lucrative with long-term growth prospects. Due to increasing penetration of advanced technologies in the market, and as telecom operators are seeking to tap into further opportunities that 3G and BwA rollouts have initiated
Expertspeak: Share resources, cut costs
By sharing telecom towers, mobile phone companies are able to cut costs and pass the benefit to consumers, a practice that could be adopted by other sectors with similar results,
It is ironic that while technological advancement can shrink space and cost, innovation need not always depend on nanotechnologies.