Indus to convert Delhi street lights into telecom towers

19 Mar 2015

Indian tower infrastructure firm Indus Towers is planning to spend INR2.2 billion (USD35.1 million) over the next three years to convert 3,000 street light poles in New Delhi into telecom towers, the Economic Times writes. Indus will install 2G/3G/4G wireless technologies on around 1,000 poles per year across the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) area. In addition, the poles will be upgraded with more energy-efficient LED lights, CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi access points and will be connected to fibre-optic networks for backhaul. Commenting on the project, Indus CEO BS Shantharaju said in a statement: ‘We will continue to work with NDMC and all other authorities to create a robust and efficient next-gen digital services network with maximum ease and optimum costs.’