RCom, Aircel to Share Telecom Infra

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 01, 2009

Telecom majors Reliance Communications (RCom) and Aircel have reportedly reached an agreement on sharing telecom infrastructure like towers. The deal is said to be worth $300 million

The deal will cover end-to-end telecom infrastructure agreement for towers, voice carriage and bulk bandwidth, and is expected to boost RCom’s revenue by over Rs.1,500 crore.

The sharing of infrastructure will be across circles where Aircel has its telecom services as well as new circles where the company will launch services, sources say.

Under the deal, Aircel will also get access to Reliance Infratel’s nationwide tower infrastructure comprising 50,000 sites and the optic cable fibre backbone of RCom’s pan-India telecom network.