The CDMA and GSM operators in India have sorted out a solution to cut down the costs of implementing cell phone towers. The service providers in India have compromised to share the infrastructure, especially the costs of erecting a tower, in order to satisfy the vast subscriber base with better service.
MOST (Mobile Operators’ Shared Towers) is the name given to this project. Any service provider can implement what they require on the same tower, cutting down the intense cost of erecting their own towers.
Presently the four proposed locations for the project are Delhi High Court, Rajorkri, Dhansa, and Noida. No doubt, list will continue in future.
As per sources, telecom leaders like Airtel, Hutch, Tata and Reliance are expanding their services to a large scale and there will be 200 million cell phone users by 2007.
Currently there are only 70,000 towers and there is utmost need to double them. Around 3.5 lakh towers will be required by the year 2010. The project MOST will surely help all the telecom companies minimize the implementation cost of cell phone towers.