Ericsson on Wholesale Network Sharing
Creating a new breed of NetCo to manage and share Africa’s passive and active network assets
Patrik Jakobson is Head of Network Sharing at Ericsson Global Services. His area is focused on developing the wholesale network sharing business as an evolved Managed Services model to support operators to achieve further opex and capex savings. TowerXchange spoke to Patrik to find out how he thought Wholesale Network Sharing could work in Africa.
TowerXchange: Please contrast the business models of today’s passive infrastructure sharing with the concept of wholesale network sharing - how does each model create value for operators and for third party network partners (“NetCos”)?
Patrik Jakobson, Head of Network Sharing, Ericsson Global Services:
I see differences along two different dimensions.