Print Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure Sharing in Mobile Service Market: Investigating the final decisions of the network operators Title Infrastructure Sharing in Mobile Service Market: Investigating the final decisions of the network operators Author Chatzicharistou, I. Contributor Bouwman, W.A.G.A. (mentor) De Reuver, G.A. (mentor) Lemstra, W. (mentor) Berkers, F.T.H.M. (mentor) Van den Ende, A.H. (mentor) Faculty Technology, Policy and Management Department Infrastructure Systems & Services Programme Engineering and Policy Analysis Date 2010-12-09 Abstract Network operators in mobile service market face new challenges. Their decreasing revenues make them seek for cost reduction. Resource sharing might be a way towards this direction. Depending on the adopted sharing arrangement, different levels of sharing can be achieved. On the other hand, based on the resource based view, resource sharing can lead to the loss of a source of sustained competitive advantage for the network operator i.e. infrastructure. In this study (part of the SAPHYRE project), the notion of infrastructure sharing is made clear and the most important drivers, barriers and trade-offs considered by the network operators before deciding to share infrastructure are investigated. By doing so, the most important considerations that affect the final choices of the network operators regarding infrastructure sharing are made explicit. Subject infrastructure sharingmobile service marketnetwork operator To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:923fef0b-e0ac-4488-98f0-ad1436ffc726 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2010 Chatzicharistou, I.