Idea Cellular Management highlighted that capacity utilization on broadband sites is in the range of 20-30%. Idea would have broadband network on pan India basis by March/ April 2017 with 3G services launch in Rajasthan and Bihar (15 circles) and extension of 4G services to 20 circles from 12 currently.
How Many 3G + 4G Cell Sites / Towers Idea Cellular has ?
The company added 1,729 2G cell sites in the quarter (132,362) and has 100,615 3G+4G sites (+15,203 qoq) as of Q3FY17. 3G sites increased by +6,194 to 66,661 while 4G sites moved up by +9,009 to 33,954.
Management provided no further update on discussions with Vodafone and re-iterated that any agreement would be based on the premise that Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone have equal rights in the merged entity. There is no certainty that these discussions would result in any M&A.