skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration


Many telcos are attempting to monetize their network infrastructure and cell tower and data center assets by transferring them into separate business units. These transformations are also increasing the availability of wholesale services.


  • Telcos are separating their infrastructure businesses to attract additional investment, but this separation can also increase the availability of wholesale services and enable greater retail competition.

Features and Benefits

  • Compare the objectives and effects of different telcos' infrastructure separation strategies.
  • Understand how infrastructure monetization is driving wholesale market growth.

Key questions answered

  • Why are so many telcos separating their infrastructure and services businesses?
  • Why does the increasing monetization of network infrastructure affect wholesale service availability?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Separating infrastructure businesses to increase investment
  • Infrastructure and wholesale business separation to enable greater retail competition
  • Greater separation of infrastructure has benefits all round


  • Further reading
  • Author

Recommended Articles

  • Service Provider Markets

    Spain (Country Regulation Overview)

    By Smita Sharma 16 Jan 2020

    The Spanish telecoms regulator, the CNMC, has completed public consultations over the past year on wholesale markets, including the broadcasting signals market and the market for terminating voice calls in individual fixed networks.

  • Service Provider Markets

    Indonesia (Country Regulation Overview)

    By Inderpreet kaur 15 Jan 2020

    This research provides a detailed overview of regulations and laws governing the telecommunications and media market in Indonesia. It discusses spectrum policy and licensing in various frequency bands, the country's national broadband plan, the regulator's position on issues such as net neutrality and consumer data protection, and various other regulations governing the wholesale and retail telecommunication services.

  • Service Provider Markets

    5G Service Provider Tracker: 4Q19

    By Paul Lambert 15 Jan 2020

    This is the 16th edition of Ovum's 5G Service Provider Tracker, which tracks service provider 5G trial and launch announcements, operator 5G service announcements, and 5G initiatives across countries and regions. It includes 5G network-sharing agreements.


Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team: +44 7771 980316

Asia-Pacific team: +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team: +1 212-652-5335

Email us at

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Email us at

Contact marketing -

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now