Gross block of investments by private operators increases to Rs 4,315.97 billion in 2014-15

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has stated that the gross block of investments (including both tangible and intangible assets) by private telecom operators increased from Rs 3,656.65 billion in 2013-14 to Rs 4,315.97 billion in 2014-15. Further, according to the ministry, the total number of base transceiver stations installed by various telecom service providers at different mobile tower locations increased from 858,000 in February 2015 to 1.19 million in May 2016.