Antenna sharing, RAN sharing and the augmented towerco service proposition
Cellnex’s Mirko Masi examines the evolving appetite of operators to deepen sharing and the role that Europe’s largest towerco is playing in facilitating this
Cellnex’ deal to acquire active as well as passive equipment from Polkomtel in a landmark transaction reimagines the role that a towerco can play in helping operators reduce capex outlay and enhance synergies. As tailwinds drive deeper and more widespread network sharing, we speak to Cellnex’ Director of Technology and Product Lines, Mirko Masi about antenna sharing, RANsharing and the augmented towerco service proposition
TowerXchange: To provide context to our discussion for those less familiar with radio access network architecture, can you walk us through the basic active elements that make up the radio network and explain how network architecture is changing?
Mirko Masi, Director, Technology & Product Lines Cellnex:
This point is perhaps best illustrated by a diagram [see figure 1].