Making concessions: Ontix’s take on council vs third party-led street furniture models

Following BT’s call for ‘open access’, Ontix share their views on the downsides of a free-for-all model

Read this article to learn:

  • How Ontix was created and how they’re shaking up the market
  • What a concession model is and how it differs from BT’s proposals
  • Key obstacles in small cell rollout in the UK
  • Alternatives to both models which could work for rural and suburban rollout

Across Europe, local government is struggling to find the ‘right’ way to work with MNOs, ISPs, fibrecos, towercos and other neutral host providers to facilitate access to street furniture in a way which is both practical and cost effective. In the UK, the ‘concession’ model (where a council appoints a third party to manage and…

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