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Published on : Mar 19, 2015

According to the sources, Indus Towers and its partner telecom operators is planning to convert around 3000 street light poles of the capital city, Delhi and turning it into telecom towers. The company is planning 1000 poles every year with an aim to complete the project in three years the street light poles will be equipped with 2G/3G/4G technologies.

Indus Towers is the world’s largest telecom tower company which holds more than 115,000 towers all over India. The company has won the tender which had the proposal of setting up the digital network making use of the street light poles.

BS Shantharaju, chief executive officer of Indus Towers stated that they are going to continue to work with NDMC and many other authorities which will help in creating a robust and an efficient Next-Gen digital services network. Working with them will also help in cost reduction and incur maximum ease. He further stated that connecting Next-Gen technologies and Lutyens’ Delhi will be a right move in the direction of transforming lives by modifying communication.

The street light poles which will be used will be upgraded with less energy consuming LED lights, CCTV cameras for the purpose of video surveillance, Wi-Fi access spots which will cover the road lengths in total and optical fibre networks which are used to backhaul the telecom traffic.

The company also informed that this project is in the same lines of the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has plans for making the whole city Wi-Fi enabled.