Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) has decided to allow mobile service providers to erect towers on its land on revenue-sharing basis. The discom has 5,300 premises in the state for the project. Both ground based and roof towers will be allowed for this purpose.
The bidder has to propose the revenue-sharing model in lieu of MSEDCL’s space utilized for mobile towers. The bidder has to propose the percentage of profit (post tax & excluding all expenses) that it will share with the MSEDCL. Revenue-sharing may be either monthly or quarterly.
The bidder has to also provide free mobile connectivity (within tower vicinity) from all service providers who are using the mobile tower. He has to propose free minimum 10 MBPS Internet leased line (1:1) with minimum of 4 Public IP and 4 MBPS MPLS link at MSEDCL offices/locations within 5 km radius of the tower. The discom will have undisputed rights to further extend these links for its own use. The bidder also has to propose the additional bandwidth charges in case higher bandwidth is required.
Detailed audit will be done while deducing the due share. Bidder may propose single enterprise-wide model, differential model or location-based model. The initial period of the contract for the rented premises is minimum 5 years which shall be renewed at the sole discretion of the MSEDCL up to a maximum period of 15 years. Further decision of allotment of space shall be taken afresh.