DoT permits sharing of active telecom infrastructure

February 17, 2016

The government has allowed sharing of active telecom infrastructure like antenna, feeder cable and transmission systems, a move that will lower costs for telecom operators and lead to faster rollout of networks. Earlier, the telecom companies were allowed to share only passive infrastructure such as towers.

The Department of Telecom has amended the Unified Licence to allow active infrastructure sharing. “Sharing of active infrastructure amongst service providers based on the mutual agreements entered amongst them is permitted. Active infrastructure sharing will be limited to antenna, feeder cable, Node B, radio access network (RAN) and transmission system only,” DoT said in a notification.

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