Telefónica and Vodafone announce pan-European collaboration

Telefónica and Vodafone announce pan-European collaboration

The two companies will share network infrastructure in Germany, Spain, Ireland and the UK, and detailed discussions are ongoing in the Czech Republic

The infrastructure sharing-initiatives include the consolidation of existing sites and joint building of new sites.

The program will enable both companies to improve customers' mobile experience as well as support the delivery of services such as mobile broadband to a greater number of customers across a wider coverage area.

  • Germany: Both companies to share existing 2G and 3G sites. Shared masts can also be used for microwave backhaul.
  • Ireland: Both companies to open all network sites for sharing by the other party. New build will also be conducted jointly where rollout plans are aligned.
  • Spain: Both companies to extend existing site share agreement from 2007, which includes the shared usage of power, cabinets and mast. To date 2,200 sites are shared under this agreement. Additional sites will be included during 2009 and 2010.
  • UK: Both companies to focus on joint build of new sites and consolidation of existing 2G and 3G sites.

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