Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange have signed an agreement to share the fiber optic vertical infrastructures in buildings, although it will be the Commission’s Telecommunications Market (CMT) which set the price to pay for its use.
“Signing this agreement is an important development to bring this technology to more and more homes and businesses throughout Spain,” explained in the companies statement.
The agreement, which was reached after several months of tense negotiations, is that when a rush operator when wiring a building (vertical) it will share with its competitors, but it has not come to an agreement on the price, so it will be the regulator that fixes it.
“The infrastructure sharing vertical buildings will be done through a single payment for each vertical, which will give the operator use rights for a period not less than 20 years. Prices governing for that use the mark, by resolution, the Commission Telecommunications Market “, have noted in a statement.
Telefonica signed an agreement with Jazztel in October 2012 to share these infrastructures and had indicated that he was open to talks with other operators, Vodafone and Orange but reiterated that there was no will to do so.
The three operators have reported yesterday that they have finally reached an agreement which details what type of buildings shall be vertical infrastructure sharing and technical procedures that will make this possible.
The agreement is based on a principle of reciprocity, so that the three operators may use vertical deployments competitors where needed. From the firm, the infrastructure already deployed by Telefonica may be gradually used by Vodafone and Orange. Conversely, when these two operators to deploy new infrastructure outside the coverage of Telefonica, the latter may also request the vertical sharing of its competitors.
The operators progressively specify which cities, areas and buildings want to install their fiber, and the Operator Building Manager, meanwhile, prepare a plan for the delivery of these infrastructures. The agreement also provides for the possibility of transfer of existing connections that each company or build your own.
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