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Indian telcos may need to invest Rs 1 lakh crore on optical fibre in 2-3 years for 5G, says Crisil

Updated : June 25, 2019 08:40 AM IST

"5G technology dictates fiberisation levels of over 70 percent, versus 25-30 percent levels at present. Crisil estimates that if each player were to reach this level individually, Indian telcos may need investments of up to around Rs 1 lakh crore only in laying fibre networks over the next 2-3 years," Crisil said.
It is estimated that less than 10 percent of mobile towers in the country are connected with optical fibre and, hence, cannot support high-speed data required for 5G services.
Indian telcos may need to invest Rs 1 lakh crore on optical fibre in 2-3 years for 5G, says Crisil
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