Vodafone, Orange to start infrastructure site sharing in UKVodafone and Orange have given further details of their previously announced agreement to share mobile infrastructure in the UK. The first stage of implementation will see Orange UK and Vodafone UK share existing 2G and 3G mast sites, with one site housing the equipment of both companies where previously two would have been used. Implementation will begin this year. It is expected that the initiative will lead to a 15 percent reduction in the number of mast sites, or almost 3,000 sites in total, in the first two years alone. Orange and Vodafone will continue to maintain separate networks, will retain full responsibility for the quality of service they offer their respective customers and will remain competitors in the UK mobile wholesale and retail markets.
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