India asks carriers to share towers

Wireless subscribers in India may enjoy better connectivity because of a drop in traffic congestion and call failure, since the government asked carriers to share their cell towers. The government's communications minister Dayanidhi asked cellular operators at a meeting Monday to share infrastructure (cell sites) to improve coverage and quality of service without putting up more and more towers that distort city skylines and raise security concerns. Although some GSM operators are already sharing towers, there is room for much more consolidation. Regulators do not allow towers in certain parts of historic cities for fear it would spoil the aesthetics.

For more on India's cell tower problem:
- check out this article from Times of India


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