Network sharing challenges and solutions: strategies for operators

21 June 2023 | Research

Michela Venturelli

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (8 slides) | Operator Investment Strategies

"Operators must move beyond traditional thinking if they are to reap the full benefits of network sharing."


Operators and regulators are increasingly interested in network sharing to reduce costs and accelerate the expansion of connectivity, yet progress has often been slow. This report sets out the barriers to the adoption of shared ownership, as revealed in a new survey, and recommends alternative architectures and co-investment models that can lower the risks of network sharing.

Information included in this report

  • Details of the key factors that are holding back the adoption of network sharing and co-investment models
  • Analysis of the risks that operators perceive in sharing networks, based on an exclusive new survey of 79 fixed and mobile providers
  • Recommendations for strategies that could mitigate the risks of sharing for operators and maxmise their benefits
  • Analysis of emerging software-driven solutions that will improve the case for network sharing, including virtualised and Open RAN and network-platforms-as-a-service (NPaaS)


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