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Nod for active infrastructure sharing

The Department of Telecom has cleared TRAI’s proposals to allow active infrastructure sharing between telecom service providers

Print Edition: March 23, 2008

Go-ahead from DoT

  • DoT clears proposal for active infrastructure sharing

  • It will speed up network rollouts across the country

  • It can translate into substantial cost savings for operators
It’s a move that will help telecom companies pare costs and cut capital expenditure. The Department of Telecom has cleared TRAI’s proposals to allow active infrastructure sharing between telecom service providers.

It will include key electronic components such as antennas, feeder cables, nodes, radio access network, transmission systems and backhaul.

This proposal may have several positive spin-offs. It will speed up network rollouts across the country, particularly in smaller towns and cities.

Operators will be able to offer services even in those areas where their networks are not present.

Then, as operators are expected to save cost substantially, this could translate into lower tariffs for customers.

Manu Kaushik

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