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Are more MNOs starting to consider shared mobile networks? | PolicyTracker: Feb 2019
"An increasing number of mobile operators are proposing a pragmatic solution for the lack of investment in 5G and high network rollout costs: sharing networks. "

"Spain’s fourth largest mobile network operator (MNO) MásMóvil and regional network provider Euskaltel recently struck a deal to build a 5G pilot shared network."

"Last year, South Africa’s Vodacom and Telkom also reached a network sharing deal. The agreement will allow Telkom customers to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G, and 4G networks from June 2019."

"But Mexico seems to be ahead of almost everyone, as only Rwanda has built a national wholesale mobile network before.

Red Compartida (‘shared network’ in Spanish)–which went live in March 2018–offers broadband to all of Mexico’s telecom carriers, in a move to expand mobile coverage, lower consumer prices and reduce 5G deployment costs."

"Although shared networks remain relatively rare, sharing infrastructure is becoming more common among mobile providers. O2 and Vodafone have just signed an extension to their current network sharing deal in the UK to cover 5G."
PolicyTracker  5G  infrastructure  infrastructure-sharing  cellular  Mexico  Spain  Rwanda  South-Africa 
february 2019 by pierredv
Operators in Europe benefit from active infrastructure sharing while those in Asia–Pacific remain wary - Insight - News | Analysys Mason
"Many operators in Europe share network infrastructure to expand into new market segments, while most APAC operators compete on network coverage and may lag behind in monetising their networks." "Asia–Pacific (APAC) accounts for only 25% (or 9) of the 36 active network sharing arrangements signed in APAC, Europe and North America to date, according to Analysys Mason's forthcoming Network sharing tracker. By comparison, Europe accounts for 61% (or 22). Sharing network coverage has allowed operators in Europe to quickly and cost-effectively expand into new market segments. European operators are also more focused on competing by differentiating their services rather than their coverage." "Active network sharing refers to sharing of active electronic infrastructure and radio spectrum. Shared equipment includes: antennas, feeder cables, radio access networks (RANs), base transceiver stations (BTSs)/Node Bs, BSC/RNC, backhaul (transmission) and microwave radio equipment."
AnalysysMason  network-sharing  infrastructure-sharing  spectrum-sharing 
may 2014 by pierredv
All four national mobile carriers to use NYC subway DAS - FierceBroadbandWireless April 2013
"The neutral-host DAS has already signed as anchor tenants AT&T (NYSE:T) and T-Mobile USA, which are using the DAS to extend their wireless voice and data services into the subway. Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) are also finalizing contracts to deliver their services via the DAS." "In May 2012, Boingo Wireless announced an agreement with Transit to manage and operate Wi-Fi Internet services within the New York City subway system. Boingo is using Transit's DAS to expand its sponsored Wi-Fi hotspot offering. "
cellular  infrastructure-sharing  NYC  Boingo  T-Mobile  DAS  FierceWireless 
april 2013 by pierredv
Paolini: The benefits of infrastructure sharing - FierceBroadbandWireless Jun 2010
"To date, European operators have been the keenest on network sharing, possibly because they are subject to stricter coverage requirements than operators in other countries." What is shared: "There is a wide range of network sharing options, ranging from cell site (passive sharing), to backhaul link sharing, to a more extensive RAN equipment and frequency sharing (active sharing)." Why share: (1) cost saving, "Vodafone ... estimates that infrastructure sharing will result in 5 percent to 25 percent RAN cost savings over the medium term. With RAN costs accounting for 20 percent to 40 percent of an operator's expenditure ..." (2)spectrum allocation - too narrow (?) (3) reducing competition (4) extended coverage in rural areas Problems: "operators not only compete for the same subscribers, but also have different approaches to network planning, use different vendors, and manage their networks differently"
MonicaPaolini  infrastructure-sharing  LSA  FierceWireless 
february 2013 by pierredv

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