Czech Networks Expand Tower Sharing Agreement
Published on: 31st Oct 2013
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Telef nica Czech Republic and T Mobile Czech Republic have signed an agreement to share their current 2G and 3G mobile networks. The deal builds upon the existing 3G network sharing scheme, which both companies already implemented in 2011 2012.
Moving forward to meet the technological challenges of the project, the first tests in artificial conditions will take place already next week. The main goal of these tests is to confirm the proposed technological solution. The commercial sharing will begin in the first half of 2014 and later advancing to the Czech Republic as a whole (excluding Prague and Brno).
"We are glad that we managed to reach this deal. This is an important strategic step," says Milan Vašina, the CEO of T-Mobile Czech Republic. "Our services will be available to more customers and our operations will be more effective. On top of that, we will achieve a positive impact on the environment," adds Vašina.
Currently, Telefónica and T-Mobile share almost 1,000 3G sites. The final number of shared sites based on the new agreement will be finalised based on the results of the tests. This deal has no relevance to any new technologies or future spectrum allocations.