Vodafone and NOS reached an agreement to improve their mobile network. This is a low-profile attack on MEO, which remains one of the best operators in network coverage in sparsely populated areas.
According to the information, Vodafone and NOS will share an investment in infrastructure in order to improve network coverage in places with a small population.
Vodafone and NOS want to beat MEO
Still, it is worth mentioning that Vodafone and NOS will continue with their market options when it comes to touching tariffs. In other words, this partnership serves only to share investment costs in infrastructure.
One way to considerably improve the signal in rural areas and with a reduced population density, without each operator having to invest in the implementation of individual infrastructure.
In the statement of the partnership between Vodafone and NOS we were told that “In less densely populated areas, typically rural and in the interior of the country, NOS and Vodafone will make common use of support infrastructures for their mobile networks (towers, masts, etc.) and will share their active radio equipment (antennas) , amplifiers and other equipment), but without spectrum sharing. “
Vodafone and NOS infrastructure sharing does not include 5G
It was also mentioned in the statement that this investment does not include 5G technology. We continue to read in the statement that “In this way, NOS and Vodafone will provide their services based on the technologies in use 2G, 3G and 4G in a more efficient way. The accommodation of 5G in this agreement is dependent on the autonomous decision of each operator to implement or not the technology;
In addition, in areas of greater population density, typically larger urban agglomerations, NOS and Vodafone will explore increased synergies in the sharing of support infrastructure for mobile networks, hosting their active equipment in these infrastructures. This move will allow NOS and Vodafone to rationalize operating costs, favoring the efficient provision of their services.“.
This is an important investment for users. With lower infrastructure costs, we can expect operators to become more competitive. We only hope that this will be reflected in the monthly value of users.
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