Outdoor distributed networks
Small cells, DAS, neutral hosts, street furniture and the role of the towerco
This article is the TowerXchange write up from the 2017 Europe Meetup panel session on outdoor distributed networks. Contributing panellists were Marc Merlini, Business Development Director, JCDecaux Link; Nikos Antoniou, Principal Category Manager, Property, Vodafone procurement Company; Alberto Sioli, Manager, Business Unit Solutions, Kathrein; and Mark Murphy, Analyst, Macquarie.
The indoor small cells market is well established and the topic of separate TowerXchange editorials, but this panel discussion centered around the more fragmented outdoor distributed network opportunity. Of particular note was the focus around whether MNOs have made any concessions in network and infrastructure sharing to allow for new market entrants and neutral hosts.