Ericsson: Closing the gap between the managed services and towerco business models

As Ericsson launch ‘network as a service’ offerings like small cell as-a-service and managed rural coverage etc., and acquire their own active  infrastructure, is the line blurring between managed service provider, property owner and towerco?

Read this article to learn:

  • Why CMOs, not CTOs, are driving growth into rural Africa
  • How comprehensive maintenance and management offerings are blurring the lines between towerco and managed services
  • Drivers to increasing tenancy ratios in Europe
  • The role of property owners beyond the traditional ‘towerco’ in the European market

TowerXchange caught up with Patrik Jakobson, Head of Network Sharing at Ericsson Global Services at the enormous Ericsson stand at Mobile World Congress in March. Patrik talked to us about Ericsson’s plans to provide ‘network as a service’ like Small Cell as-a-Service and Managed Rural Coverage, and their ambitions to help both established and emerging…

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