|GTL Infrastructure, established in 2004 and part of Global group, is the pioneer in Shared Telecom Infrastructure in India. GTL Infrastructure offers ready to use passive infrastructure to wireless telecom operators.
The company is in the midst of rolling out a Pan India network of 23,700 towers by 2010/11, and is offering the infrastructure to the leading service providers in India. It is a publicly listed company (BSE: 532775 & NSE: GTL Infra), and has emerged as the largest independent tower company in India.
GTL Infra is registered with the Department of Telecommunications as an Infrastructure Provider in Category I (IP-I). The Company builds, owns, operates and maintains passive network infrastructure on a shared basis in order to cater to the rapidly growing infrastructure needs of cellular telecom operators.
2004 : Formation
GTL Infrastructure Limited was incorporated on February 4th, 2004 under The Companies Act, 1956 as GTL Engineering & Managed Network Services Limited. The name of the Company was thereafter changed to GTL Infrastructure Limited on February 1st, 2005.
2006 : Listing
On November 9th 2006, GTL Infrastructure Ltd. (GTL Infra) was listed on BSE and NSE at a market cap of Rs. 1397 crs, becoming the first company in Asia Pacific to get listed in the Shared Telecom Infrastructure space.
2007 : Rights Issue
In October 2007, the Company raised its Equity Share Capital from Rs. 336.40 Crores to Rs. 672.80 Crores through the issue of 1:1 rights to its existing Shareholders. These rights were issued at par.
The company has successfully closed on Unsecured Zero Coupon FCCB issue of Rs. 1,000 Cr (USD 250 mn) combined with a green shoe option of Rs. 200 Cr (USD 50 mn) at Yield to Maturity (Y-T-M) of 6.9%. The issue received extraordinary response from about 90 global investors with offerings worth more than Rs. 40 bn (USD 1 bn)
The promoters and investors of GTL Infrastructure Limited (GTL Infra), have committed fresh investments to the tune of Rs. 1100 Crores (USD 275 million) by investment into warrants.
-GTL Infrastructure Ltd (GTL Infra) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IDFC Project Equity Company Ltd. (IDFC Project Equity), to form a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that shall address the Telecom Tower Infrastructure acquisition opportunities.
2008 : Financial Closure
GTL Infra successfully achieved the financial closure for the rollout of 23,700 towers across India with a total project cost of Rs. 7,265 Crores (USD 1.80 Bn). The project is being financed through a mix of debt and equity. The company has raised Rs. 2,905 Crores (USD 726 Mn) by way of equity offerings and quasi equity instruments like Preferential Warrants and Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB). The company has received aggregate Debt sanctions of Rs. 4,999 Crores (USD 1.24 Bn) for the project, from international and domestic banks, and financial institutions.
-GTL Infrastructure Ltd (GIL) will sign a multi-million dollar deal with Sweden's telecom giant Ericsson to implement the latter's turnkey project in Britain.
- GTL Infrastructure Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on July 20, 2009, inter alia, has appointed the following as Additional Directors on the Board. 1. Mr. Vinod B Agarwala (Non Executive Independent Director)
2. Mr. Vijay M Vij (Non Executive Independent Director).
- GTL Infrastructure Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on August 13, 2009 has appointed Mr. Satya Pal Talwar as an Additional Director (Non Executive Independent Director) on the Board.
-GTL Infrastructure Limited wins the prestigious 'Greentech Environment Excellence Award 2009'