How to structure an active infrastructure sharing joint venture

Could the Cornerstone model of active infrastructure sharing work in Africa?

Read this article to learn:

  • How Telefόnica and Vodafone’s active infrastructure sharing deal was structured in the UK
  • Why Africa should make the journey from operator-captive networks to national roaming, tower sharing, active infrastructure, backhaul and spectrum sharing
  • How to use a ‘clean team’ to manage information exchange between competitors
  • Implications for rental rates, lease terms and re-negotiation
  • How to structure a shared technology rollout

Herbert Smith Freehills have credentials in Africa having advised Cell C on some of the active equipment aspects of their sale of towers to American Tower. However, TowerXchange wanted to talk about active infrastructure sharing when we visited TMT partners Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale. Nick and Amanda recently advised Telefόnica and Vodafone on their…

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