Coleago’s consultants have delivered more than 30 network sharing and managed services projects for MNOs, fixed operators, national regulatory authorities, government ministries and industry bodies.

Mobile and fixed network operators the world over need todramatically reduce their per-bit network investment and operating costs to cope with the ever-increasing data traffic, new technology and revenue pressure from competition. Meanwhile, governments and regulators are keen to expand broadband access to the whole population. All of this is driving operators to share their networks, outsource to managed service providers (MSPs) or enter into mergers/acquisitions (M&A) – with a marked increase in such transactions over the last decade.



Reference projects

Southeast Asia: independent third party between two MNOs to develop a joint Business Case for a 2G, 3G and 4G active (MOCN) network sharing deal.

Europe: independent third party between two MNOs to develop a joint Business Case and draft Heads of Agreement for a passive network sharing deal including antenna sharing and backhaul transmission.

Middle East: for a 3G and 4G active (MOCN) networking sharing and 2G roaming deal, provided expert support for the Business Case development and JV Agreement negotiation for one of the parties.  Made presentations on behalf of the CxO team to the Board to gain approval for the transaction.
lGSMA Connected Society programme: developed the Infrastructure Economics Toolkit (IET). Analysed passive, MORAN and MOCN sharing scenarios based on input from MNOs.

ITU and CRASA: analysed global best practice and wrote the SADC ICT and Broadcasting Infrastructure Sharing Guidelines.

Europe: analysed current sharing regulatory framework in all EU/EEA member states and need for 5G-specific changes.