Reliance-S Tel to Share Telecom Infra

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 28, 2009

S Tel and Reliance Infratel have signed an end-to-end telecom infrastructure agreement for telecom towers, transmission for BTS sites and fiber backbone for intercity connectivity. Reliance Communications will execute this agreement through its tower subsidiary — Reliance Infratel. S Tel’s agreement with Reliance Communications covers six circles - Orissa, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, North East, Assam, and J&K where the telecom operator plans to roll-out its GSM services soon.

S Tel, a new telecom operator in the lndian marketplace, has acquired Unified Access Services License (UASL) and spectrum to operate in six Indian circles - Orissa, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, North East, Assam and J&K.  S Tel plans to launch its mobile telephony services before close of year.

The scope of the agreement signed with Reliance Infratel will give S Tel access to Reliance Infratel’s wide network coverage of over 10,000 sites across these six circles and the extensive optic cable fiber backbone of Reliance Communications pan-India telecom network.  This agreement will enable S Tel to rollout its commercial services with optimum cost and faster time-to-market advantage.  The infrastructure sharing agreement is an effective strategy of extensive cost savings while expanding or upgrading mobile networks.