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RCom inks infrastructure sharing pact with S Tel

business Updated: Aug 28, 2009 15:08 IST

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Anil Ambani group company Reliance Communications on Friday said it has signed an infrastructure sharing agreement with S Tel, a new entrant in the telecom space which has received licence to roll out services across six circles.

The agreement, which will be executed through Reliance Communications' subsidiary Reliance Infratel, will give S Tel access to RCom's network coverage of over 10,000 sites across six circles and optic cable fibre backbone, the company said in a statement.

"This agreement reiterates Reliance Communications capabilities to enable the operators to go-to-market with a bouquet of telecom infrastructure services. This will ensure a faster rollout, optimum costs and a time to market advantage," Reliance Infratel President Inder Bajaj said.

S Tel has received license to roll out services across six circles of Orissa, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, North East, Assam and J&K. It plans to roll out its mobile telephony services before the end of this year.

The end-to-end telecom sharing agreement includes telecom towers sharing, transmission for BTS sites and fibre backbone for intercity connectivity, it said.