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India recommends infrastructure sharing

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended it should be mandatory for telecoms operators and tower firms to share in-building infrastructure in residential and commercial complexes and large public places like malls, hotels and airports to boost overall quality of indoor coverage, reports Economic Times. In its suggestions to the government’s telecom department (DoT), the regulator said a minimum of three telcos or tower operators must have a presence in large public places and commercial and residential complexes. Such sharing of in-building solutions, optic fibre cables and ducts among others in large public places and residential/commercial premises, it said, should be “fair, transparent and non-discriminatory”. TRAI has also advocated that any attempts by a telco to forge exclusive contracts, denying others similar access, be treated as a violation of licence conditions. Read more

  • Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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