Network Sharing, An Avenue for the Future of 5G Deployment

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By Dean Tan | 1Q 2022 | IN-6396


5G Infrastructure Deployment Comes with a Cost, a Higher Cost


With the advent of 5G, there has been a constant buzz around the cost of the deployment increasing and that operators have been restrained in their enthusiasm to fund this next generation wireless technology. This to some extent is true, as mobile network operators have been struggling to find new revenue generation sources in the past aside from their mobile subscriptions and unable to lift their average revenue per user (ARPU). Without additional revenue, it would be challenging for mobile network operators to find the money to build or upgrade their networks. Regardless of it being a private or publicly listed mobile network operator, they need to seek alternatives to upgrade their networks and ensure their competitiveness in the market.

Network Sharing, An Avenue for Mobile Network Operators


Network Sharing is one avenue which mobile network operators can tap onto to reduce the cost of rollout by sharing the equipment and assets located at the cell sites. The list of equipment and assets varies…

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