RJIL inks tower deal with GTL

19 Sep 2014

Wireless startup Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) has added to its growing list of infrastructure partners by signing a tower sharing agreement with GTL Infrastructure, the Business Today reports. Details of the deal were not released, but GTL operates around 27,800 towers across all 22 of India’s operating areas. As noted by TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, RJIL, owned by petrochemical giant Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), has signed a host of infrastructure deals in an effort to boost its coverage when it launches services and to hasten the rollout of its own network. To date the cellco has signed deals with Reliance Communications (RCOM) – to share fibre networks as well as towers – Bharti Infratel, Viom Networks, American Tower Coperation (ATC), Tower Vision, Ascent Telecom and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).