Author Topic: Jio Launch Triggers Collateral Construction of Mobile Broadband Networks  (Read 175 times)


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Airtel, Idea and Vodafone India have significantly & aggressively rolled out broadband (3G/4G) network sites over the past 4 quarters.

Airtel & Idea have increased the proportion of 3G/4G sites in its overall base, from 42% in 3QFY16 to 46% in 3QFY17 indicating the ramp up of investments in 3G/4G. Airtel and Idea have increased their mobile broadband sites (3G/4G) by 49%/112% Y/Y respectively in 3QFY17 – more importantly, count of 3G/4G sites has gone up 101,851 over the past 4 quarters (2QFY16 – 2QFY17) for Airtel & Idea.

Bharti Infratel added 13,013 tenancies in the past 4 quarters 3QFY16 – 3QFY17) – barely 13% of the total sites added by Airtel & Idea (probably suggesting that 3G/4G sites roll-out is substantially happening via loading).