Mobile carriers have just signed a principle contract for the provision and use of infrastructure rental services. This is a step to concretize the agreements on sharing and sharing passive telecommunications infrastructure.
On December 24, under the witness of the Telecommunications Department (Ministry of Information and Communications), the Telecom Corporation (MobiFone), the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and the Military Telecom Industry Group (Viettel) signed a contract in principle for the provision and use of infrastructure rental services.
|Mobile carriers have just signed a principle contract for the provision and use of infrastructure rental services.|
According to the Telecommunications Department, in recent years, the telecommunication technical infrastructure in Vietnam has been basically built quite synchronously. However, the management and construction of passive telecommunications infrastructure including mobile network infrastructure, telecommunications stations, antenna poles … is still limited.
This fact not only reduces investment efficiency, makes it difficult for the development and construction of infrastructure of the enterprise, but also affects the urban landscape. Therefore, on 11/11/2019, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung issued Directive No. 52 / CT-BTTTT on enhancing sharing and sharing of passive telecommunications technical infrastructure among businesses. telecommunications industry.
In the world, sharing infrastructure is gradually becoming an inevitable trend and bringing clear and practical benefits. From 2013 up to now, the ownership rate of businesses specializing in building BTS (towerco) houses has increased rapidly over the years, from 10-15% in 2013 to 70% in 2020.
|Sharing and sharing the passive telecommunications technical infrastructure is an inevitable trend of the telecommunications industry.|
Many studies have shown that the cost of renting a station house is significantly reduced (up to 30%) when a second business participates in operating the station. Therefore, according to the Telecommunications Department, telecommunications businesses cannot stay out of the way and must determine that sharing infrastructure is a mandatory journey.
Facing this fact, the Telecommunications Department has directed telecommunications businesses to exchange, come to agree and sign an agreement to share and use 1,800 BTS stations. At the same time, telecommunications businesses have also agreed on a specific mechanism for the convenient deployment of the shared positions.
According to the Telecommunications Department, this event is an important step to concretize the agreements on sharing and sharing passive telecommunications infrastructure that businesses have signed earlier.
This has important implications in the context that 5G mobile network services are about to be commercialized in Vietnam. The shared use of infrastructure will bring great benefits when reducing investment costs, increasing infrastructure efficiency and saving budgets for the state and enterprises.