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The tenancy ratio in the Indian telecom tower industry is expected to grow from 1.77 in the fiscal 2014-15 to 2.48 by 2020 primarily due to focus on data, said Deloitte in a report ‘Indian Tower Industry released on Tuesday. The report, The Future is Data, talks about the future outlook of the tower industry in the country. Tenancy ratio refers to the number of tenants (operators) who have put up their antennae and other active infrastructure per tower.
Overall site tenancies, including 2G, 3G and 4G, are expected to increase to nearly 1,268,000 by fiscal 2020. There are close to 400,000 telecom towers in India at present and are estimated to increase at a CAGR of 3 per cent over the next four to five years.