SOURCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Telecom Operators to Kick-Start Network Decommissioning
In its report 'Clearing the Way: The 2012 Outlook for Telecom Network Decommissioning' PwC's Global Communications Industry Practice found that operators are targeting network decommissioning primarily as a means of reducing operating costs. Many wireless operators, for example, continue to operate 2G and 3G networks while deploying 4G technology. Similarly, many wireline operators are maintaining copper access, while overlaying it with fibre.