The first-ever Infrastructure Sharing Framework has been completed, and the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has released the draft on its website for stakeholder input.
According to a news release from the ministry, the Federal Cabinet will review the draft and decide whether to approve it.
Sharing of telecom network components and related non-electronic and physical infrastructure is typically referred to by the wide term “telecom infrastructure.”
The idea of infrastructure sharing encourages resource efficiency by improving asset use, preventing network infrastructure duplication, as well as time and cost savings, and accelerating service rollouts.
The deployment of telecom networks comes with significant CAPEX and OPEX liabilities for operators, and it is thought to be a key barrier to network expansion.
Additionally, licenced operators must handle problems related to the acquisition of right-of-ways (RoW), operational costs, maintenance costs, and average revenue per user (ARPU) delays in the rollout of new network equipment.
Regardless of the level of sharing, the infrastructure sharing allowed the operators to concentrate on the rivalry in the service layer. Additionally, it will promote both domestic and foreign direct investment (FDI).
In order to split infrastructure expenses and maintain acceptable performance, operators can share entire or strategically passive components of their network.
Additionally, these savings may make it easier for cell operators to transition to cutting-edge technologies.
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