CWIC: Track 3

Shared infrastructure, the sustainability silver lining

Book now!

The move towards shared infrastructure models in mobile network provision - is there a sustainability silver lining?

Flat revenues for mobile service providers in developed nations continue to put pressure on infrastructure costs. Faced with ever-growing expectations from subscribers that require costly network upgrades, and without the pay back of higher ARPUs, two trends are emerging: firstly, the rise of tower providers who have been increasingly acquiring sites and structures from MNOs and broadcasters; secondly the virtualisation and cloudification of the mobile network so that network can be run in third party data centres. Both of these trends mean that the industry is moving towards acquiring access to network infrastructure and assets ‘on demand’.

This track will explore this transition towards ‘on demand’ shared mobile infrastructure, its potential to reduce overprovisioning of equipment and clutter on our streetscapes, and other sustainability silver linings.

Speakers include:

Graham Payne, Executive Chairman Freshwave
Abstract to follow.

Hamish MacLeod, Director, Mobile UK
Abstract to follow.

Maria Lema, Founder, Weaver Labs
Abstract to follow.


Tickets are now available for the CW International Conference: Wireless in Digital and Circular Economies on 9 November at the spacious IWM Duxford and online.

Book today from £25

Subscribe to the CW newsletter

This site uses cookies.

We use cookies to help us to improve our site and they enable us to deliver the best possible service and customer experience. By clicking accept or continuing to use this site you are agreeing to our cookies policy. Learn more

Start typing and press enter or the magnifying glass to search

Sign up to our newsletter
Stay in touch with CW

Choosing to join an existing organisation means that you'll need to be approved before your registration is complete. You'll be notified by email when your request has been accepted.

Your password must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least 1 uppercase character, 1 lowercase character and at least 1 number.

I would like to subscribe to

Select at least one option*