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Govt allows sharing of active telecom infra


  1. Context: The department of telecommunications (DoT) has decided to allow sharing of active telecom Infrastructure
  2. Active infra: such as antennae, feeder cables, and transmission systems, Radio Access Network (RAN)
  3. Effect: expected to lower costs for operators and lead to faster rollout of networks
  4. Spectrum sharing: Last year, DoT allowed sharing of spectrum, a critical resource for expansion of telecom networks
  5. Benefit: Help operators enhance their network coverage area and fill the gaps, enabling them to improve quality of service
  6. Earlier: operators were allowed to share only passive infrastructure such as towers, repeaters, and shelters

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