Reliance Jio strikes a pact with BSNL for leasing its towers, a good move ?

Reliance Jio Infocomm has signed a pact with the Government owned BSNL allowing them to lease out 4000 mobile towers. BSNL will be charging flat Rs 38,000 per month for a Ground based Tower. The charges for the roof based tower will be Rs 24,900. Additionally it is also said that BSNL is ready to toss in some discounts if RJIL commits to leasing a bulk of 1500 towers.

BSNL Director for Mobility Anupam, Shrivastava told PTI that “The rent for ground towers will be Rs 35,000 per month and Rs 21,000 per month for rooftop towers if Reliance Jio commits leasing of 1,500 towers in the first year,” BSNL further made the deal sweeter by saying that it will also give a flat 5% discount if RJIL agrees to lease at least 1000 towers within the coming three months.

RJIL didn’t issue any notice in this regard and we feel that it is still working out on the deal. RJIL has a pan India License that can be used for deploying 4G services across India. Infact RJIL is one of the first telecom operator in India to get hold of unified license in all the 22 circles. This deal will come as a breather for BSNL which is currently reeling under losses and heavy operating costs.

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August 28, 2014 2:44 pm 2:44 PM

It is good idea. Atleast BSNL will have return for investment. In Ahmedabad, BSNL is not even able to provide landline connections at posh localities/developing area on the pretext of non availability of cables (?) and many other excuses. The officers are lethargic and they are non responsive, as if they are obliging the customers. This attitude needs change. Even complaints made to CGM office get no response. Ahmedabad, a business hub has great potential, but BSNL keep blind eyes and never tries to reach the potential customers. Jago BSNL Ahmedabad.

August 28, 2014 10:02 am 10:02 AM

In my native town of MP, leasing of BSNL towers ended up in good quality services from private telcos. BSNL should install more towers in rural & urban area so pvt players can lease it & in turn BSNL can earn profits from these towers. Looking for new customers will take longer time as BSNL is plagued with lots of technical, administrative & management issues.

August 27, 2014 7:20 pm 7:20 PM

I again say – reliance 4g will not provide cheap tariff. Every money invested will be earned back from customers.. Tariff will be more or less same as 3g but with higher data speed…

August 29, 2014 7:17 pm 7:17 PM

@ SOUMYA so what is wrong with that?

August 29, 2014 9:26 pm 9:26 PM

Yeah right why will they charity
after all its a private company who have invested crores of money
but atleast at launch they will keep the tariffs at low end and I hope many should take the chance by using it because afterall 4G rates will be not affordable by common people
and I wish I could use it

August 28, 2014 1:05 pm 1:05 PM