Tower Cos.


Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Provides telecom infrastructure on a shared, multitenancy basis for the mobile services and wireless sector in India. ATIPL as on June 31, 2016, has a portfolio of 5369 towers, spread across 18 circles, with an average tenancy of 1.87 times

ATC India

Infrastructure providers in India and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT). Since launching operations in India in 2007, ATC India’s portfolio has expanded to over 58,000 towers, post the recent acquisition of Viom Networks with 51 percent controlling ownership. ATC India has a national presence and services all major telecom service providers in the country

Bharti Airtel

Over 40,000 Airtel telecom towers are now “Green” and operate on battery – hybrid, lithium-ion, and solar-hybrid technologies. Airtel’s new telecom tower design and architecture functions without diesel generators

Bharti Infratel

The company’s consolidated portfolio of over 90,255 telecom towers includes over 38,500 of its own towers and the balance from its 42 percent equity interest in Indus Towers, with presence in all 22 telecom circles. The three service providers in India by revenue – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea Cellular – are the largest customers of Bharti Infratel


Currently owns more than 66,000 towers, or around 15 percent of the roughly 4,42,000 mobile towers in the locations where others do not have any presence – such as in hilly areas – or where they cannot find any obvious location – such as in the center of a city or administrative block. However, BSNL is also starting to rent space on private companies’ towers as well. While it had rented out 6505 slots on its towers, it had leased in 15,113 for its own use. Most of BSNL’s rented equipment are placed on Viom Networks’ towers, which accounts for 4017 out of the total, followed by GTL Infra at 2428, American Tower Co at 2235 and Ascend Telecom Infra with 2092 towers

GTL Infrastructure

Network of 28,000+ towers that are shared by all the telecom operators in India. Be it 2G, 3G, 4G, or futuristic 5G, it enables the telecom networks across all the 22 telecom circles

Idea Cellular

Besides investment in Indus Towers, Idea is consolidating its business of providing tower infrastructure services through approximately 11,000 captive telecom towers that it owns and operates across India (Tower Infrastructure Undertaking), with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Idea Cellular Infrastructure Services Limited, which is engaged in the business of providing tower infrastructure services in Bihar and Orissa

Indus Towers

Incorporated with an objective to provide shared telecom infrastructure to telecom operators on a non-discriminatory basis. The company’s commitment towards continuous innovation enhances operational efficiencies and results in substantial cost savings for its customers. With a portfolio of more than 122,920 towers. It has a presence in the 15 major telecom circles of India. Indus has achieved over 297,867 tenancies till date. Indus has established two stateof- the-art Tower Operating Centers (TOC) to monitor service uptime


On January 14, 2016, Reliance Communications acquired SSTL in an all-stock deal, in which MTS (SSTL) received a 10 percent share in RCom, after paying off its existing debt. The merger deal was approved by the Competition Commission of India in February 2016. SEBI cleared the deal by March, and SSTL shareholders approved the deal on March 18. By mid-August, the deal was approved by tax authorities and the shareholders and creditors of RCom and SSTL. MTS offers voice and data services to over 16 million wireless subscribers and operates across all 22 telecom
circles of India

Reliance Infratel Limited

The Company is a part of the Reliance Group. RITL has a telecom towers base of 43,417 towers with healthy geographic diversification and nationwide footprint of optical fiber network (~190,000 km). Initially starting as a captive tower company for RCom, RITL is increasingly operating as an independent telecom infrastructure company

Reliance Jio

RJio has around 1.2 lakh mobile towers in the country. The company has recently signed a lease agreement for signal emitting sites, or base stations (BTS), from tower companies such as Indus Towers, American Tower Corp., and GTL Infrastructure to plug gaps in its networks, which are likely to be key to its plans for a commercial launch expected in the coming months. The agreement is for 14,000 towers with Indus, 5000 with ATC and around 6000 with GTL

Tower Vision

The company engages in the ownership, management, and operation of wireless communication towers, including greenfield towers, rooftops, and in-building distributed antenna systems. In addition, it provides operation and maintenance services

Vodafone India

The service provider has about 1.79 lakh mobile towers in India


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