1. TRAI has recently floated a consultation paper titled as ‘In Building Solutions by Telecom Service Providers’ which envisages the deployment of In Building Solutions (IBS) to improve quality of services in residential buildings and commercial complexes.Telecom is a key driver of economic and social development in an increasingly knowledge intensive global scenario. Several studies have acknowledged that an increase in internet and mobile access has been a key factor for economic growth of the country. According to a World Bank report a 10% increase in broadband penetration raises the GDP of a country/state by 1.48%.
  2. Almost 85% of data traffic and 70% voice traffic is generated indoors.

Tower & Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) is an apex body of Infrastructure operators responsible for nearly 400,000 towers in India supporting nation-wide seamless telecom services. TAIPA members include ATC Tower Co, Bharti Infratel, GTL Infrastructure, Indus Towers, Tower Vision India and Viom Networks.  

TAIPA has extended the last date for submission of detailed technical and commercial bids for its RESCO - RFP to 7th July 2012.