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Detailed analysis, insights and recommendations on active network sharing partnerships in the Asia–Pacific region.
Active network sharing in Asia–PacificOperators in Asia–Pacific (APAC) had signed 64 network sharing arrangements as of 3Q 2013, but active network sharing arrangements account for only 14% of the total in the region so far. This report analyses active network sharing in APAC and provides detailed insights into, and case studies on, how and why operators implement active network sharing.

This report provides:
an analysis of active network sharing in APAC from a technical and business perspective
a definition of the main types of network infrastructure sharing: passive, active and core
a detailed account of active network sharing operator partnerships in the region
an overview of the key business models used by operators to implement active network sharing
in-depth case studies and strategies showing how operators have successfully, or unsuccessfully, implemented active network sharing
recommendations for telecoms operators.

COMPANY COVERAGE

This report provides detailed case studies of active network sharing partnerships between the following companies.
3 Hong Kong and PCCW Mobile HK
EVN Telecom and Vietnamobile
Maxis and REDtone International
Maxis and U Mobile.

Table Of Contents

The Active network sharing business models in Asia-Pacific
Contents
6.Executive summary
7.Executive summary [1]
8.Executive summary [2]
9.Types of network infrastructure sharing
10.Types of network infrastructure sharing
11.Asia-Pacific market analysis and insights
12.Passive sharing has proliferated in APAC, whereas active network sharing has failed to gain traction
13.Active sharing deals in APAC have occurred for a variety of reasons stretching back to 2004, but have not gained significant momentum
14.The technical and financial structures of these deals vary considerably
15.Operators' focus on coverage-based competitive differentiation has hindered adoption of active network sharing in APAC
16.Malaysia is the most progressive market in APAC in terms of active network sharing
17.Strategic business case for active network sharing in Asia-Pacific
18.There are four business models for active network sharing
19.Business model: Greenfield
20.Business model: Mutual leasing
21.Business model: Wholesale
22.Business model: Consolidation
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23.Operator case studies
24.Operator case studies: Business cases that drive operators to share active network infrastructure
25.Case study - 3 and PCCW Mobile: Hong Kong mobile market overview
26.Case study - 3 and PCCW Mobile: Operator overview
27.Case study - 3 and PCCW Mobile: The operators bid jointly to win paired LTE 2.6GHz spectrum and agreed to share their RAN
28.Case study - EVN Telecom and Vietnamobile: Vietnam mobile market overview
29.Case study - EVN Telecom and Vietnamobile: Operator overview
30.Case study - EVN Telecom and Vietnamobile: Two small players partnered to implement a shared greenfield roll-out
31.Case study - Maxis and REDtone: Malaysia mobile market overview
32.Case study - Maxis and REDtone: Operator overview
33.Case study - Maxis and REDtone: The regulator encouraged network sharing by awarding spectrum to several incumbents
34.Case study - Maxis and U Mobile: Operator overview
35.Case study - Maxis and U Mobile: Several factors influenced the operators' decision to adopt RAN sharing
36.Case study - Maxis and U Mobile: Network sharing can generate revenue in the long term as well as capex and opex savings
37.Recommendations
38.Recommendation 1: Operators in EMAP should consider active network sharing for their forthcoming LTE deployments [1]
39.Recommendation 1: Operators in EMAP should consider active network sharing for their forthcoming LTE deployments [2]
40.Recommendation 2: Operators can address the rural broadband coverage challenge by collaborating and active network sharing
41.About the author and Analysys Mason
42.About the author
43.About Analysys Mason
44.Research from Analysys Mason
45.Consulting from Analysys Mason

List of figures
Figure 1: Summary of geographical coverage
Figure 2: List of operators covered in case studies
Figure 3: Infrastructure elements included in different types of network sharing
Figure 4: Publicly announced network sharing arrangements by type, Asia-Pacific
Figure 5a-b: Publicly announced active network sharing agreements in Asia-Pacific
Figure 6: Factors that have hindered adoption of active network sharing in Asia-Pacific
Figure 7: Active network sharing business models
Figure 8: The greenfield model for active network sharing
Figure 9: The mutual leasing model for active network sharing
Figure 10: The wholesale model for active network sharing
Figure 11: The consolidation model for active network sharing
Figure 12: Mobile market share based on active subscribers, Hong Kong, 2013
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Figure 13: Mobile market share of active SIMs by operator, Vietnam, 2009-9M 2013
Figure 14: Active SIMs by subscription type, and penetration rates of contract subscriptions and mobile broadband, Malaysia, 2009-9M 2013
Figure 15: Mobile market share of active SIMs by operator, Malaysia, 3Q 2013
Figure 16: Factors that motivated Maxis and U Mobile to share a RAN
Figure 17: The benefits of RAN sharing for Maxis and U Mobile
Figure 18: Operational and planned LTE networks by region, November 2013
Figure 19: LTE trials in progress by region, November 2013
Figure 20: Examples of publicly announced active network sharing partnerships that aim to increase broadband coverage of rural areas, worldwide

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