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Multi operator neutral host: solving the hotel industry’s coverage challenge

There is no doubt that multi operator neutral host solutions have caught the industry’s attention in 2017. It formed one of the key agenda points at this month’s TowerXchange Future Network meetup and has been a hot topic of discussion for analysts and industry colleagues at panels and events throughout the year. However, there still remains a lot of uncertainty around neutral host approaches: How will it work in practice? What issues does it really address? Is there really sufficient scale to make it truly viable? To help bring some clarity to those questions let’s put it in terms of...

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Placing the spotlight on neutral host and spectrum sharing @ Mobile World Congress 2017

2017 is likely to be a crucial year for the mobile industry. Operators continue to face a number of challenges, from flatlining revenues and the end of roaming charges, to an unprecedented demand for data. Meanwhile the promise of 5G and new spectrum remains many years away. As such 2017 is the year that the industry finally embraces neutral host deployment models and spectrum sharing approaches. Neutral host deployments are increasingly gaining traction as operators continue to seek new ways to extend their networks particularly for enterprise users. Meanwhile, shared access models such as Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and...

Enhancing indoor coverage: The spectrum sharing opportunity

Over recent years, mobile operators have faced falling or flat lining revenues, while the demand for enhanced indoor cellular coverage and data capacity has continued to grow at an unprecedented rate. Operators’ struggles to deal with these twin challenges are directly impacting businesses. A Nemertes survey revealed that a staggering 94% of businesses globally agree that the quality of cellular coverage affects their business in some way. However, what’s even more concerning is that the same survey found that 45% of those businesses are seriously frustrated with their mobile voice quality. These frustrations mean that business owners are increasingly prepared...