Category: Network sharing


Zain outsources East Africa to NSN

African and Middle Eastern carrier Zain streamlined its East African operations this week, with the announcement Thursday that it has awarded three network outsourcing deals to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN).

Tower sharing offers opportunities for emerging markets

While the large operators in Western Europe like Telefonica or Vodafone have instigated advanced active infrastructure sharing and outsourcing, telecom operators in developing markets are now beginning to look into alliances that would help relieve them of heavy costs and speed their expansion into rural areas.

T-Mobile, Orange UK merger raises more questions than answers

Months of speculation about consolidation in the UK mobile market finally came to an end in early September when European carriers France Telecom and Deutsche Telecom announced a merger of their UK mobile businesses, T-Mobile and Orange.

T-Mobile/Orange UK merger could be good news for Vodafone and O2

Although the planned merger of Deutsche Telekom’s and France Telecom’s UK operations may create the biggest mobile operator in the UK, it raises more questions than it answers. Moreover, the 18-month integration window announced by the firms will benefit the other UK operators.

UK merger raises prospect of single network

The UK moved one step closer towards a single mobile network market on Tuesday as European telecom giants Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom announced plans to merge T-Mobile UK and Orange UK into a 50:50 joint venture.

Franco-German alliance in battle of Britain

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom are to build a super-network in the UK, after announcing plans to merge their respective mobile operations, T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, into a 50:50 joint venture.

Telecom Italia and 3 strike site sharing deal

Network sharing is becoming increasingly commonplace in the mobile industry, and Italian operators Telecom Italia and 3 Italia have taken tentative steps in that direction with the announcement of a co-siting agreement.

Managed network services reach critical mass

In the wake of a flurry of network outsourcing contracts across Europe, analysts note that managed services are reaching critical mass with revenues set to exceed $8bn by 2013.

Vodafone, Telefonica share European networks

The rumours were true. Vodafone, the world’s biggest operator by revenues, and pan-European carrier Telefonica, owner of the O2 brand, are sharing network infrastructure across Europe.

UK operators adopt managed networks approach

The World’s Biggest Operator by Revenues, Vodafone, put paid to rumours of a network sharing agreement with fellow UK carrier O2 on Wednesday, by announcing a managed services contract with Ericsson.

Case for network sharing gets stronger

In the face of declining voice revenues in mature markets, made worse by the global economic crisis, the argument for European mobile network operators to share their networks has never been stronger. But analysts argue that changes need to be made to the regulatory framework in order for the model to become a success. While […]

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