A history of the Indian tower industry, told through the lens of pioneers Viom Networks

Scaling from 50 to 43,000 towers and an end-to-end infrastructure model

Read this article to learn:

  • Tracing the origins of the mobile and towerco industries in India
  • The development of India’s towerco model and the first steps
  • How the Indian tower industry achieved scale
  • How India’s first US$1bn tower transaction was funded
  • How the capex cost for a greenfield tower in India decreased from US$200,000 to US$25,000

Umang Das is a man who needs no introduction in the tower industry in India. Starting out in 1987, Umang has been involved with the mobile communications industry in India since its inception, and was also responsible for the creation of India’s first independent towerco. All these years, guiding the fledgling industry past early obstacles…

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