N/APosted on - 06/10/2012
There are some news that O2 and Vodafone will joined force for a wide range of network coverage.
Do you think this will be the same force like Orange and T-Mobile when they are merged together? Is this will bring additional advantage to both companies?
O2 and Vodafone Teamed up
O2 and Vodafone’s joint plan to share network sites for 2G, 3G, and 4G infrastructure is not similar to the merger of Orange and T-mobile. O2 and Vodafone would just share network sites whereas Orange and T-mobile partnership has allowed subscribers to roam between networks with Everything Everywhere carrier. O2 and Vodafone will remain as two independent and competing networks but will share in one grid of 18,500 sites. The former will carry O2 traffic and the latter company will also manage its Vodafone traffic. This team up will accelerate the UK high speed 4G LTE rollout to 98 percent of the population by 2015 while cutting the costs and improving the service to the customers. O2 and Vodafone will share cost, resources, and existing sites and mutually build new sites. This will give the two companies huge savings over the 10 year course.