To share or not to share? Business aspects of network sharing for Mobile Network Operators
de Haas, T.
TNO Informatie- en communicatietechnologie
Radio spectrum and network infrastructure are two essential resources for mobile service delivery, which are both costly and increasingly scarce. In this paper we consider drivers and barriers of network sharing, which is seen as a potential solution for scarcity in these resources. We considered a full sharing scenario for a Mobile Network Operator using the Business Model Canvas method, and concluded that options for technological differentiation may be limited which in turn leads to increased competition between existing players. ©2010 IEEE.
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SBA - Strategic Business Analysis
BSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences
Business model canvas
Mobile network operators
IEEE, Piscataway, NJ
2010 14th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks: "Weaving Applications Into the Network Fabric", ICIN 2010 - 2nd International Workshop on Business Models for Mobile Platforms, BMMP 10, 11-14 October 2010, Berlin, Germany