“From a cash point of view, there are 50/50 for the usual operating costs – that is, site rental, rates, field operations, etc. We then have the ability to share the creation of networks – we don`t do it for 4G or 5G, But we did it in 3G-Build, which saved 50% of the initial investments, including capacity and transmission costs through use,” said Tom Bennett, director of EE In Spain, Vodafone and Orange networks, with an agreement to share mobile and fixed networks, with the aim of accelerating the use of 5G across the country. This agreement includes common broadband access on the FTTH network. Early 5G services are being launched in major cities around the world and offer users enhanced mobile broadband services. However, additional investments in new network infrastructure will be needed to support the full availability of 5G and fully leverage the technology`s transformation capabilities. Given the considerable costs associated with this, network-sharing agreements can become increasingly important. Will this increased cooperation in the industry have an impact on competition shoulder to shoulder? If so, how should this tension be assessed? Businesses with distributed geographic infrastructure (for example. B Railways, utilities and public transport) are increasingly sensitive to the idea of using their own 5G networks for internal use and selling overcapacity to other players through wholesale trade. Such networks would provide wholesale services to WMOs, including to assist them in their plans to deploy 4G/5G when critical civilian infrastructure is involved, which could lead to an unattractive autonomous business economy if WMO alone used such a network. In addition to passive or active sharing of network infrastructure, 5G offers many more opportunities for wholesale network sharing models than previous generations. “Regulators will be clearly vigilant because they want to make sure that sharing doesn`t turn into mobile consolidation, which they don`t like,” said Dario Talmesio, Ovum`s 5G practice leader. 5G is the term used to describe the next (and fifth) generation of wireless networks.

It is expected to bring improved technical skills compared to previous generations of mobile technology, including the following.1 In the major Asian markets for 5G development, China, Japan and South Korea, governments are encouraging the construction and sharing of 5G infrastructure. In markets where frequency pooling is not prohibited by regulation (for example. B North America, some European markets, Asia-Pacific), we also see active network release based on MOCN with frequency pooling (. B for example Net4Mobility, a joint venture in Sweden between Telenor and Tele2; Telia and Telenor in Denmark; Orange and T-Mobile in Poland). The common operator has been put into practice intensively during the use of all past generations of mobile phone networks, so the trend towards the supply of 5G should continue. Let`s take a look at what 5G network sharing looks like in practice. Table 1 explains how each of these questions results in a preference for a given technology model. Today`s decision by the operator will effectively link them to this decision for the entire 5G deployment cycle for the next decade, so operators should exercise due diligence to ensure that the technology sharing model reflects their long-term network strategy.