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Polish operators line up behind shared 5G network plan

As argued above, one of the ways in which operators can improve their business case for 5G is by adopting more radical approaches to reducing the cost to deliver data, including sharing of passive and active networks. In Poland, a government-driven effort to improve cost-efficiency and roll-out timescales for MNOs will see three MNOs sharing a national 5G network with two state-owned entities. Orange, T-Mobile and Polkomtel have signed a memorandum of understanding with Poland’s state development fund PFR and the state-owned fiber provider Exatel. The largest MNO, Play, has not signed up, but according to Reuters reports, it is due to do so, but still has to gain some corporate approvals. The partners will form a consortium to develop…

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