Reliance Jio, Bharti Infratel to share tower infra

New Delhi, March 4: Reliance Jio Infocomm would utilize the telecom tower infrastructure of Bharti Infratel to launch its services across the country, the company said here Tuesday after the two firms signed an agreement in this regard.

“This agreement is in line with our earlier comprehensive telecom infrastructure sharing arrangement with Bharti Airtel aimed at avoiding duplication of infrastructure, wherever possible, and to preserve capital and the environment. The agreement will help us with the faster roll out of our services across the country,” Sanjay Mashruwala, managing director, Reliance Jio, said.

Reliance Jio Infocomm is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited and the first telecom operator to hold pan-India Unified Licence.

“The agreement would also benefit our existing customers with lower rentals and energy charges as a result of additional sharing. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Reliance Jio,” said D.S. Rawat, chief executive officer, Bharti Infratel.

Bharti Infratel deploys, owns and manages telecom towers and communication structures, for various mobile operators.

IANS