Portuguese telecoms operators Nos and Vodafone have reached a network sharing agreement that encompasses both passive infrastructure (i.e. towers and poles) and active mobile network elements (i.e. radio equipment, antennas and amplifiers). The deal has a nationwide scope, but the level of sharing will depend on the level of population density in a given area.
The official press statement adds: ‘The agreements do not encompass spectrum sharing between the operators and each party will maintain exclusive strategic control of its networks, thus ensuring full competitive, strategic and commercial independence and the ability to differentiate in terms of customer service and provision.’