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Asia Pacific: Regulators and Opex Pressures Push Mobile Operators into Infrastructure Sharing

出版商 GlobalData 商品編碼 333272
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 41 Pages
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亞太地區基本設備共享:當局及OPEX上的壓力推動的手機業者的引進 Asia Pacific: Regulators and Opex Pressures Push Mobile Operators into Infrastructure Sharing
出版日期: 2015年06月23日 內容資訊: 英文 41 Pages





  • 基本設備共享定義
  • 被動式基本設備共享定義
  • 主動式基本設備共享定義
  • 基本設備共享 合資企業


  • 基本設備共享的提供價值
  • OPEX的節約:網站的合理化
  • CAPEX效率:網路發展
  • CAPEX、OPEX的節約:Tower offloading和外包
  • 區域的改善


  • 行動基本設備共享的障礙
  • 反競爭的行為


  • 行動基本設備共享:全球的背景
  • 亞太地區的業者對基本設備共享的意願
  • 亞太地區的基本設備共享相關法律
  • 亞太地區的自主共享協定
  • 亞太地區Tower offloading和外包
  • 亞太地區的主要的獨立型塔業者


  • 案例研究:China Mobile、China Networks
  • 中國的Unicom
  • 案例研究:印度的Reliance Jio
  • 案例研究:馬來西亞的Redtone


  • 主要調查結果
  • 建議



Product Code: TC0041IR


‘Asia-Pacific: Regulators and Opex Pressures Push Mobile Operators into Infrastructure Sharing,' a Telecom Insider Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes the different types of infrastructure sharing setups prevalent in the Asia-Pacific region. It examines the factors driving telecom operators to share infrastructure, the obstacles to doing so and the threat of anticompetitive outcomes, and a brief comparison of Asia-Pacific with other regions. The report offers information on the prevalent forms infrastructure sharing takes, on recent deals involving passive and active sharing, on deals involving tower offloading by operators, and on the major tower companies in the region. The Insider provides three case studies to illustrate the various drivers and benefits involved in infrastructure sharing.

Key Findings

Mobile infrastructure sharing can help telecom operators reduce their operating expenses by 20-30% and capital expenditures by as much as 40%. However, factors such as the physical landscape and the stage of mobile network deployment can make it difficult to forecast savings in absolute terms.

In Asia-Pacific, most infrastructure sharing deals have been voluntary, although there are a few countries such as China where the regulator, aiming to optimize use of scarce resources, has made the sharing of passive infrastructure mandatory. In other countries - Hong Kong, Singapore - the regulator intervenes by directing operators to share infrastructure if overall it benefits citizens or the environment.

Passive infrastructure sharing has remained more common in Asia-Pacific mainly because of its cost benefits, its relatively lower complexity and the unwillingness of bigger players to share their networks with smaller players.

Active sharing is gaining momentum, driven by the need of LTE deployments for huge investments and the obligations, mainly pertaining to coverage, that governments impose through spectrum licenses.

Tower offloading is a growing trend in Asia-Pacific: operators are selling or spinning off their tower assets to focus on their core businesses and to reduce costs.


‘Asia-Pacific: Regulators and Opex Pressures Push Mobile Operators into Infrastructure Sharing,' a Telecom Insider Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes the various types of infrastructure sharing, the operational and economic benefits as well as the risks and concerns of operators around sharing their infrastructure assets. The report also explains the factors supporting and hindering infrastructure sharing, with examples from several markets.

The report is organized as follows:

Introduction: This section explains infrastructure sharing and the forms it takes.

Operational and economic benefits of mobile infrastructure sharing: This section analyzes the value proposition of infrastructure sharing, looking at benefits such as opex and capex efficiencies and coverage expansion.

Obstacles to mobile infrastructure sharing, and the threat to competition: This section analyzes the potential obstacles to infrastructure sharing and the possibility of anticompetitive effects.

Mobile infrastructure sharing in Asia-Pacific: This section provides a regional overview of Asia-Pacific, explaining the region in a global context, the regulatory environment in select countries, recent active and passive infrastructure sharing agreements and tower offloading deals.

Case studies: This section comprises three case studies explaining the factors that drive infrastructure sharing.

Key findings and recommendations: This section provides the report's findings on the infrastructure sharing markets in Asia-Pacific along with Pyramid Research's recommendations for operators, tower companies, regulators and equipment vendors.

Reasons To Buy

The Telecom Insider report 'Asia-Pacific: Regulators and Opex Pressures Push Mobile Operators into Infrastructure Sharing' investigates the factors driving infrastructure sharing based on a comprehensive, detailed understanding of the mobile telecommunications markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

The report's survey of local developments in mobile network deployment, management and outsourcing provides a resource for more detailed planning, while its actionable analysis of current trends offers a wider perspective.

The report lists recent agreements for active and passive infrastructure sharing as well as tower offloading deals by operators, helping executives understand the markets where infrastructure sharing arrangements are more keenly pursued.

The report's key findings allow operators, tower companies, vendors and regulators to extract the crucial trends in network sharing in Asia-Pacific, while its forward-looking recommendations help them develop effective longer-term strategies for their networks.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining infrastructure sharing

  • Defining infrastructure sharing
  • Defining passive infrastructure sharing
  • Defining active infrastructure sharing
  • Infrastructure sharing joint ventures

Operational and economic benefits of mobile infrastructure sharing

  • Value proposition of infrastructure sharing
  • Opex savings - site rationalization
  • Capex efficiencies - network deployment
  • Capex and opex savings - tower offloading and outsourcing
  • Coverage improvements

Obstacles to mobile infrastructure sharing, and the threat to competition

  • Obstacles for mobile infrastructure sharing
  • Anticompetitive behaviors

Mobile Infrastructure sharing in Asia-Pacific

  • Mobile infrastructure sharing - global context
  • Operator willingness to share infrastructure in Asia-Pacific
  • Infrastructure sharing regulation in Asia-Pacific
  • Voluntary sharing agreements in Asia-Pacific
  • Tower offloading and outsourcing in Asia-Pacific
  • Major independent tower operators in Asia-Pacific

Market detail: Case studies

  • Case study: China Mobile, China Networks and China
  • Unicom in China
  • Case study: Reliance Jio in India
  • Case study: Redtone in Malaysia

Key findings and recommendations

  • Key findings
  • Recommendations

Appendix: Acronyms and definitions

  • Definitions - Developed and emerging markets in Asia-Pacific
  • Acronyms and definitions
  • About Pyramid Research
  • Meet us in person

List of Figures

  • Exhibit 1: Key factors directly affecting MNO profitability
  • Exhibit 2: Passive network sharing elements (non-exhaustive list)
  • Exhibit 3: Compound and tower sharing example
  • Exhibit 4: Active network sharing elements (non-exhaustive list)
  • Exhibit 5: Example of full RAN sharing
  • Exhibit 6: Common structure and objectives of mobile infrastructure sharing joint ventures
  • Exhibit 7: Value delivered by infrastructure sharing based on geographic setting and stage of network deployment
  • Exhibit 8: Typical structure of network costs in emerging markets (self-provided backhaul)
  • Exhibit 9: Capex efficiencies of infrastructure sharing
  • Exhibit 10: Risks and long-term effects of tower offloading and outsourcing
  • Exhibit 11: Key factors affecting mobile operators' willingness to share infrastructure
  • Exhibit 12: Potential anticompetitive behaviors resulting from infrastructure sharing
  • Exhibit 13: Mobile infrastructure sharing level of activity by region, 2015
  • Exhibit 14: Infrastructure sharing matrix, selected mobile operators, Asia-Pacific, 2015
  • Exhibit 15: Regulations on infrastructure sharing, selected markets, Asia-Pacific, 2015
  • Exhibit 16: Examples of recent voluntary mobile infrastructure sharing agreements, Asia-Pacific, 2010-2014
  • Exhibit 17: Major tower offloading deals, Asia-Pacific, 2010- 2014
  • Exhibit 18: Percentage of towers owned by tower companies versus operators, 2014
  • Exhibit 19: Major tower operators, Asia-Pacific, 2015
  • Exhibit 20: Operators in China pool towers in JV
  • Exhibit 21: Capex and capex-to-revenue ratios for China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom
  • Exhibit 22: Details of infrastructure sharing deals by Reliance JIO in India, 2013-2014
  • Exhibit 23: Details of tower sharing deals by Reliance JIO in India, 2013-2014
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