Category Archives: Network sharing JVs

“The best network” worth 6% of EBITDA

Wondered why American carriers spent so much effort and marketing dollars claiming and defending “the best mobile network” position lately?

It started with Verizon‘s balls commercial:

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Crowdsourced 4G experience: Benchmarking Nordic operators

OpenSignalThe mobile network performance crowdsourcer OpenSignal published its latest State of LTE report today. This time it’s based on data samples from 357924 mobile users who have OpenSignal’s app on their Android devices. The network performance data isn’t just gathered when users actively do a measurement; it’s collected all the time and the number of samples are therefore hundreds of millions. The stats thus better represent the normal behavioural patterns of users when it comes to time and location. The data is collected during the fourth quarter of 2015. Continue reading Crowdsourced 4G experience: Benchmarking Nordic operators

What is “perfect voice” anyhow?

Vodafone Group is running an ambitious investment and modernisation programme called Project Spring.

And it is much needed: During the financial crisis in Europe, Vodafone lost millions of customers who found that other brands did not only have lower prices, but often also better service. It took time for Vodafone to react, but Project Spring is now addressing the investment backlog of Vodafone. Continue reading What is “perfect voice” anyhow?

Network sharing JV benchmark 2015

Benchmarks, 2015Network sharing benchmark

For the third consecutive year: Comprehensive business benchmark including a total of 159 KPIs covering revenue, OPEX, CAPEX, TCO, productivity, traffic load and network quality – with a peer group solely consisting of network sharing joint ventures. Continue reading Network sharing JV benchmark 2015

Network sharing JV benchmark 2015

Network sharing benchmarkPrevious years’ benchmarks showed that network sharing JVs – through focus and new operation models – have established cost and productivity levels which few mobile operators can match within their own network departments. JVs’ network quality is also higher – in spite of higher network load. Continue reading Network sharing JV benchmark 2015

Network sharing JV benchmark 2014

Network sharing benchmarkBenchmarks, 2014

For the second consecutive year: Comprehensive business benchmark including a total of 159 KPIs covering revenue, OPEX, CAPEX, productivity, traffic load and network quality – with a peer group solely consisting of network sharing joint ventures.

Due to pre-agreed confidentiality requirements, the identities of participating JVs are fully anonymous.

Once again, the results demonstrate the value of the JV-specfic benchmark approach: Network sharing JVs have throughfocus on core activities, higher freedom in selecting operation methods and attention to detail established cost and productivity levels that are elevated beyond the obvious sharing effect. Also network quality is very high even though traffic load increases when sharing. To improve further, JVs need to compare with their likes – other JVs – and not to regular mobile operators. The benchmark will run again in March 2015.

Network sharing JV benchmark 2013

Network sharing benchmarkComprehensive business benchmark including a total of 129 KPIs covering revenue, OPEX, CAPEX, productivity, traffic load and network quality – with a peer group solely consisting of network sharing joint ventures.

Due to pre-agreed confidentiality requirements, the identities of participating JVs are fully anonymous.

The results demonstrate the value of the JV-specfic benchmark approach: Network sharing JVs have established cost and productivity levels that are elevated far beyond the obvious sharing effects. Also network quality levels are very high even though traffic load is higher. To improve further, JVs need to compare with their likes – other JVs – and not to regular mobile operators.