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

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  • The fundamental components of the radio access network and how network topology and the supply chain is evolving
  • How widely the antenna as a service proposition has been adopted and what has held back antenna sharing to date
  • How decisions will be made around network rollout, technology selection and sharing in Cellnex’ deal with Polkomtel
  • To what extent is RANsharing becoming more prevalent and what is the appetite for a network-as-a-service business model?

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…

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