India has 7,36,654 Mobile Towers and Only 96,112 BTS’s are 3G Enabled !

Most of mobile operators in India have reduced the prices of their 3G data tariffs in past few months, but in a bid to stimulate the market 3G services are struggling to gain traction in the world’s second-largest mobile market just due to no blanket coverage or non-availability of 3G signals at street level in all circles across India.

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According to the data provided by Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora,  India has total 7,36,654 base transceiver stations (BTS -2G GSM and CDMA & 3G Mobile Towers) while out of  that only 96,212 BTSs have been installed to provide 3G mobile and data services in the country till the 30 November 2012.

Presently for 3G mobile and data services, Tamil Nadu circle has maximum of 9,350 BTSs, followed by Delhi and NCR with 8,405 BTSs, Maharashtra and Goa (exluding Mumbai) with 8,377 BTSs. Mumbai had 6,622 BTSs for 3G services as on November 30, 2012. Out of 640 districts of India, 610 districts are being covered by 3G services as on November 2012.

As per present 3G service rolls out norms, mobile operators that have won 3G spectrum in 2010, are required to provide street level coverage in at least 90% of service area in Metros within 5 years of the date (till 2015) they were allocated 3G spectrum.

For other than Metro circles, operators are required to cover 50 per cent of district headquarters (DHQs) which should be 90% of the area bounded by municipal or local body (Panchayat – Jila Parishad) limits till the year of 2015.

It seems that uptake of 3G services is also hampered by the fact that no 3G operator covering the entire country or not providing street leval indoor and outdoor 3G coverage in all circles across India.

Number of Mobile Towers (BTSes) for GSM and CDMA Mobile Services (2G and 3G) as on 30 November 2012.

Number of Mobile Tower BTS in India Circle wise details

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Arjun Yadav
Arjun Yadav
May 5, 2016 9:02 pm 9:02 PM

There is very Poor network coverage around my village,
So large number of people dislike your network and change to BSNL
All the people have problem with airtel network in my village and 2000+ airtel prepaid costume all are going in bsnl becouse in my village airtel tower is not available.So please Take Further steps to recover this problem .
Name-Arjun yadav
Mo.N.-9897613899
Address where all have big issue off network-village-klalhti, post-chhutmalpur , Tehsil .saharanpur i, District-saharanpur (utter perdesh)
Thanks

Udai Singh Chouhan
Udai Singh Chouhan
April 6, 2016 7:47 pm 7:47 PM

There is very Poor network coverage around my village,

So large number of people dislike your network and change to BSNL
All the people have problem with airtel network in my village and 2000+ airtel prepaid costume all are going in bsnl becouse in my village airtel tower is not available.So please Take Further steps to recover this problem .
Name-udai singh chouhan
Mo.N.-9521212295
Address where all have big issue off network-village-Chatawati, post-Bhimgarh, Tehsil-Rashmi, District-Chittorgarh(Rajasthan)

Thanks

Suraj Dey
Suraj Dey
September 11, 2015 1:10 pm 1:10 PM

I want to know Eastern region total tower count operator wise circle wise & service [2G/3G/4G] wise.
Can I get this information????

adesh
adesh
August 17, 2015 11:30 pm 11:30 PM

Can any one provide me the latest data for mobile towers in india

nihit jain
nihit jain
September 11, 2015 2:34 pm 2:34 PM

Even I want to know

Rohan G
Rohan G
April 25, 2015 11:08 am 11:08 AM

I want to access BTS cellid Location, I have cellids of different BTS and now i want to access the location of respective Cellids. Is there someone who have any idea how can i fetch the location…..Please help me….in urgent need.
Thanks in Advanced.

abdullah
abdullah
April 1, 2015 12:35 pm 12:35 PM

Good

Marvin Chen
Marvin Chen
March 12, 2015 3:42 pm 3:42 PM

Do you have data on the growth of 2G, 3G, and 4G over time? Thanks.

amit
amit
October 6, 2014 6:45 pm 6:45 PM

Could you please provide the statistics for year 2014? Can anyone provide the details please?

Sachin Tiwari
Sachin Tiwari
July 24, 2014 6:18 pm 6:18 PM

Hi,
My question is “Is this data showing no. of BTS’s or towers??? There is more than 1 BTS are intalled in many towers (shared by many operators).

Rgds
Sachin

tushar
tushar
May 19, 2014 9:06 pm 9:06 PM

required bandwidth plz contact 9766008012

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