Network sharing in the next mobile network: TCO reduction, management flexibility, and operational independence

@article{Khan2011NetworkSI,
  title={Network sharing in the next mobile network: TCO reduction, management flexibility, and operational independence},
  author={Ashiq Khan and Wolfgang Kellerer and Kazuyuki Kozu and Masami Yabusaki},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
  year={2011},
  volume={49}
}
Mobile network operators, with decreasing revenue but high network performance requirements, are standing at a crossroads. Investing in 3GPP defined highly functional mobile networks and the consequent maintenance to sustain the market-driven network service quality standard results in high total cost of ownership unseen in fixed operators. Revenue reduction will make it significantly difficult to fund such TCO in the future. In this light, sharing networks is a viable solution to reduce… CONTINUE READING
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