With an aim to further strengthen the reach of its network as it moves closer to launching its 4G services, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Reliance Jio”), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the first telecom operator to hold a Pan-India Unified License, and Tower Vision India, an independent tower company in India, have entered into a MSA (Master Service Agreement) that involves sharing of tower infrastructure.
Under the agreement, Reliance Jio would utilise the telecom tower infrastructure of Tower Vision to launch its services across the country. Tower Vision has a portfolio of 8,400 towers in India.
Sanjay Mashruwala, Managing Director, Reliance Jio said, “We are committed to offer our customers wide coverage of high speed 4G networks. As a consequence, we are continuing to build this through a combination of Towers that we are constructing on our own and those that we are renting from quality tower infrastructure partners. Our partnership with Tower Vision is another step in this direction.”
“We welcome Reliance Jio to our high quality tower infrastructure network. Tower Vision India prides itself on a selective tower portfolio with an unparalleled service level, built to cater for the growing urban and semi-urban voice and data demands. Through partnering with Tower Vision India, Reliance Jio gains access to carefully selected sites, covering strategic locations where data customers today require uninterrupted high speed wireless coverage.” said Tower Vision’s Chairman, Amit Ganani.
It may be recalled that Reliance Jio and ATC India Tower Corporation inked an agreement in the month of April 2014, under which Reliance Jio would use tower infrastructure by ATC to launch its telecom services across the country. ATC has 11,000 telecom towers in India. Additionally, Reliance Jio also has an agreement with Viom Networks for using their 42,000 telecom towers.