Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 08:30
T-Mobile NL and Tele2 NL To Share Sites
Following the agreement between T-Mobile Netherlands and Tele2 Netherlands, it has been announced that Tele2 Netherlands will have right to use most of the antenna sites on rooftops and towers in the Netherlands. The two companies will still separately work on their own frequencies and nationwide mobile communication network. Photo by LymStylez/flickr Tele2 has also included in the MVNO contract the 2G and 3G with T-Mobile Netherlands for 5 years. The agreement will be helpful for both telecoms. It will cut maintenance costs of the physical mobile network while Tele2 can introduce its 4G network at cheaper rates. Installation of their own network equipment will be done at each site; however, antennas on rooftops or towers and the installment of other non-intelligent hardware will be communal. “We can now incorporate the access to the T-Mobile sites in the total roll-out planning, which enables Tele2 to efficiently build a nationwide 4G-network,” said Gunther Vogelpoel, CEO, Tele2 Netherlands. T-Mobile Netherlands invests hundreds of millions of Euros to update its current network and launch its 4G network. “This agreement will free up funding which we are able to reinvest to further differentiate ourselves from competition in customer services,” said Thomas Berlemann, managing director of T-Mobile Netherlands.