chapter  16
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Mobile Networks : From Sharing to Wholesale

The more elements of a network that are shared, the greater is the impact on spectrum liberalisation. If there is no sharing, operators’ use of separate networks creates the possibility of a spectrum market but at the other end of the scale, if all operators were to run a joint network, they would only be able to compete on services. In effect, they would be buying network capacity from a shared network, rather than buying or selling spectrum.