Two UK Networks to Share 4G Infrastructure
Published on: 3rd Feb 2014
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Two of the UK's mobile networks EE and Three are reported to have signed a deal to share their network infrastructure.
Although neither company has confirmed the development publicly, Three's CEO David Dyson announced the agreement to the Financial Times newspaper.
According to the report, the two mobile networks will jointly deploy their LTE network going forward, and will share towers and backhaul costs.
However, the two sides are said to have very different priorities for their 4G rollout, with Three being more relaxed about a fast deployment, while EE has pushed ahead aggressively.
EE was formed from the merger of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, and Three already had a network sharing agreement with the T-Mobile side of the company, which is still in effect.
On the web: Financial Times