A network with no towers
How the Finnish Shared Network has flourished with no proprietary passive infrastructure
Joint ventures (such as MBNL or CTIL in the UK, TT Networks in Denmark or Net4Mobility, SUNAB and 3GIS in Sweden) are usually created to increase efficiency, reduce costs and, in some cases, create access to spectrum. The recently completed Finnish Shared Network was built to improve network capacity in rural areas, manage costs and create a better customer experience. Antti Jokinen, CEO of The Finnish Shared Network, talks us through how the idea was conceived and executed, and how they have managed to deliver a network with none of their own tower infrastructure.
TowerXchange: Can you introduce the Finnish Shared Network? What is your remit and footprint?
Antti Jokinen, CEO, The Finnish Shared Network:
The idea behind the shared network was to share infrastructure, rollout faster and reduce costs by splitting them between our owners.