By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor
Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel, combined, are adding 5G sites at a breakneck pace of around 3,500 sites per week, according to the Economic Times of India. That’s not all. The publication says the telcos want to increase site additions to 9,000-10,000 per week, some time in the next three to four months. And we thought DISH Wireless was rolling out quickly at 1,000 sites a month!
If the Indian deployment number seems high, remember the promise made by Indian multi-billionaire and owner of Reliance Jio Mukesh Ambani in August to spend $25 billion dollars to cover the country in 5G by the end of 2023. Continue Reading