| | Re: Vodafone and Orange Network Sharing
<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Just wondering if anyone had any time scale for when end-users will
> actually benefit from improved coverage?
> Does it just cover 3G or 2G as well? I would have assumed just 3G but
> some news stories that I've read from a quick search on Google seem to
> suggest 2G is included too?
The original plan was for 3G RAN to be shared, with the possibility of this
extending to 2G RAN/BSS as things worked through. In the event, network
sharing didn't work out but Voda & Orange do now have formal site sharing.
These things take time to "exhibit" themselves on the ground where new sites
are concerned, and I assume at some stage there'll be site consolidation
too - dependent on lease renewals, planning approvals etc.