MNO perspectives on improving network quality
Huawei user group meeting reveals insights into MNO requirements
Coinciding with Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Huawei’s eighth User Group Meeting took place June 28-30 at the World Expo Center Shanghai. TowerXchange was granted rare access to the strategic thinking of several of the world’s leading MNOs. While the event wasn’t focused on passive infrastructure, the implications to tower companies were clear: the drive to improve QoS and the customer experience, combined with mobile broadband rollout and progress toward 5G continues to put pressure on network capacity. Increasingly, building capacity is no longer a focus for MNOs as 62 per cent of the world’s telecom towers are now owned and operated by towercos, with the MNOs as clients.