The world’s first country-wide multi-operator core network sharing project

MNOs in New Zealand agree ground breaking RAN-sharing deal to bring mobile and broadband coverage to the rural population

Read this article to learn:

  • How the world’s first country wide RAN-sharing agreement came about and how the deal was structured
  • Whether the model can be replicated around the world
  • How spectrum sharing and infrastructure ownership were de-emphasised in favour of network expansion
  • Whether fibre and broadband connectivity might be the key to economically viable cellular network densification

The Future Network spoke to Graham Mitchell, CEO of Crown Infrastructure Partners, the company overseeing New Zealand’s broadband and cellular network expansion in remote rural areas. This innovative, government backed project evolved from a nationwide broadband access project to incorporate cellular networks, and uniquely managed to partner with a joint venture representing all incumbent MNOs…

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