I read a fascinating article about the increase in the number of cell phone towers in India. According to this article in the Economic Times- there are currently 110,000 cell phone towers in India currently – however, there will be 90,000 added for 2007 and another 90,000 added for 2008. Compare this with the 180,000 or so cell phone towers in the United States currently, and the 15,000 to 20,000 that will be added each year in 2007 to 2008.
To put this in perspective, the US is 3.5 million square miles- while India is only 1.25 million square miles. Yet the population of India is 1.1 billion people- in the US, 330 million. (from wikipedia) 3 times the people, 1/3 of the land mass.
No wonder SBA, Crown Castle, American Tower are all interested in India.