Orange and Vodafone have reached an agreement to strengthen their existing mobile and fixed network partnership in Spain.
The agreement extends their current active mobile network sharing (RAN Sharing) from towns between 1,000 and 25,000 inhabitants to municipalities with fewer than 175,000.The mobile network sharing agreement includes 2G, 3G and 4G technologies and will be extendable to 5G in the future. The expected number of sites shared will amount to 14.800.
The agreement would still allow both companies to own independent strategies in large cities, where efficiencies from shared deployment are limited, and to have their own services and Core functionality in 100% of their networks as well as separate spectrum management and network performance.
The agreement also expands previous fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) co-investment agreements to new geographic areas through new wholesale access or co-investment agreements. This new wholesale agreement will enable Vodafone to offer its fibre and convergent services to 1 million additional households over Orange’s network. Furthermore, both companies will have access to the future fixed broadband deployments of the other party.