Deployment of RAN Sharing in Poland

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Deployment of RAN Sharing in Poland

  1. 1. LTE Backhaul Summit 2013 Deployment of RAN Sharing in Poland 25th June 2013, Amsterdam Marcin Ney Chief Technical Officer PTK Centertel (Orange Polska)
  2. 2. agenda  RAN sharing models: MORAN and MOCN  RAN sharing in Poland – the set-up  Network consolidation process  First-year results  Conclusions
  3. 3. agenda  RAN sharing models: MORAN and MOCN  RAN sharing in Poland – the set-up  Network consolidation process  First-year results  Conclusions
  4. 4. 4 RAN sharing models CN CS/PS RNC Node B Cell / Frequency Site Sharing RAN Sharing MORAN RAN Sharing MOCN Shared elements
  5. 5. 5 MORAN vs. MOCN MOCN  Shared baseband and RF unit  Carrier is shared  Shared service deployment  Shared RRM  Shared license MORAN  Shared baseband and RF unit  Dedicated Carrier  Independent service deployment  Independent RRM  Independent license purchase and control More Independent More TCO Saving The choice between the two models should be based on particular situation between the two operators and should take into account e.g. network evolution scenarios alignment, regulatory constraints or exit scenario probability
  6. 6. agenda  RAN sharing models: MORAN and MOCN  RAN sharing in Poland – the set-up  Network consolidation process  First-year results  Conclusions
  7. 7. 7 Orange and T-Mobile RAN sharing model in Poland  Building integrated radio access network to be commonly used by two operators ─ BTS / NodeB of Orange to serve clients of Orange and T-Mobile, similarly for T-Mobile’s network elements - based on RAN sharing agreement ─ 10 K sites = best network in the class ─ 5 K sites owned by Orange and 5K sites by T-Mobile (no transfer of assets) ─ Significant number of locations to be switched off  Core network elements remain independent for T-Mobile and Orange = separate tariff policy and new offers / VAS development common network in Poland common network elements owned separately by operators but managed by jointly owned company (NetWorkS!)
  8. 8. 8 RAN sharing – network scheme site site site site BSC/RNC BSC/RNC CORE CORE SHAREDRAN
  9. 9. 9  Significant improvement of network quality experience for customers - improved coverage (particularly indoor) and capacity, ─ Orange and T-Mobile signal @ 10K locations ─ Common network planning, development and maintenance via NetWorkS! joint-venture  Cost savings - lower number of sites which should optimise energy, property rental fees and transmission related fees  Support for „green operator” approach – lower number of sites = less energy less radiation  Time benefit– important time saving vs standalone development  Important conditions: ─ Formal approval of Competition Authority for the activities ─ Compliance with competition rules – we keep in mind that Orange and T-Mobile are competitors on both retail and wholesale markets – co-operation limited to technical/network issues ─ PTK and PTC remain owners of both infrastructure and frequencies RAN sharing project - objectives & advantages
  10. 10. 10 NetWorkS! RAN sharing NETWORK PLANNING NETWORK BUILDING NETWORK MAINTENANCE PROCUREMENT Transfer of functions and responsibilities (and employees): from PTK and PTC 50:50 JV RAN SHARING AGREEMENT JV ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION SHAREHOLDERS’ AGREEMENT PTK PTC Two pillars of RAN sharing co-operation BLACK BOX
  11. 11. agenda  RAN sharing models: MORAN and MOCN  RAN sharing in Poland – the set-up  Network consolidation process  First-year results  Conclusions
  12. 12. 2012 Q II2012 Q III2012 Q IV2013 Q I2013 Q II2013 Q III2013 Q IV2014 Q I2014 Q2 Network consolidation 2012-2014 EOY 2012:  2695 sites swapped and consolidated Plan 2013-2014:  Consolidation of all the remaining sites  All the major cities to be consolidated  UMTS900 depending on trial results (MOCN)
  13. 13. 13 Pon Wt Śr Pt SoNd Pn Wt ŚrNd W+2 Reference 7 days Downtimes, New HW, New cellID, BSIC/SC, 2nd MNO integration (tests), Small Azimuth Changes, „IN” Sites Integration „OUT” Sites Switch Off New Frequency Plan Antenna Azimuth changes New Neighbours relations Optimisation Acceptance measurements Quality KPI Daily Validation Period Consoli -dation T100 KPI LEVEL Allowed Quality Degradation T100 KPI REFERENCE LEVEL Hardware Replacement (SWAP) Consolidation process - 5 steps taking a few weeks Preceded by site surveys and site preparation w0 w2
  14. 14. agenda  RAN sharing models: MORAN and MOCN  RAN sharing in Poland – the set-up  Network consolidation process  First-year results  Conclusions
  15. 15. UMTS outdoor coverage evolution
  16. 16. 16 Before consolidation After consolidation UMTS coverage (PTK) – example (1/2) Big city UMTS outdoor area: 93,9% UMTS outdoor pop.: 99,9% UMTS indoor pop.: 88,1% GSM indoor area: 97,0% UMTS outdoor area: 99,9% UMTS outdoor pop.: 99,9% UMTS indoor pop.: 98,6% GSM indoor area: 98,7% CITY CENTER CITY CENTER
  17. 17. 17 Before consolidation After consolidation UMTS coverage (PTK) – example (2/2) Small town UMTS outdoor area: 5,2% UMTS outdoor pop.: 57,3% UMTS indoor pop.: 50,9% GSM indoor area: 67,4% UMTS outdoor area: 50,9% UMTS outdoor pop.: 86,1% UMTS indoor pop.: 63,2% GSM indoor area: 80,7%
  18. 18. 18 First year results Coverage • PTK with ~57% more locations & with ~16% owned network reduction potential • 116% 3G locations increase in the consolidated network • 66% more GSM 1800 locations Consolidation gives visible increase 2G indoor and 3G indoor and outdoor coverage. • 27% increase of UMTS area coverage • 15,7% increase of UMTS population coverage • 18,7% increase of UMTS indoor population coverage • 7,2% increase of GSM indoor area coverage. Capacity • 65% more capacity in 2G network Traffic • ~90% YoY 3G traffic increase on consolidated area Quality • 27 days – median value of restoring Quality in Clusters to reference level • Services Quality Improvements in Accepted Clusters are visible for all KPI especially for: • 2G DCR CS -0,11pp • DL Throughput +21% • ~36% GSM downtime reduction in comparison to plans in contract
  19. 19. agenda  RAN sharing models: MORAN and MOCN  RAN sharing in Poland – the set-up  Network consolidation process  First-year results  Conclusions
  20. 20. 20 Conclusions: The benefits from RAN sharing Optimized capex • common vendor selection & new equipment ready for LTE implementation Commercial advantage • opportunity to launch UMTS 900 (MOCN) Cost savings • lower number of own sites (by 20%) which should optimise: • energy opex • property rental fees • maintenance costs Significant improvement of network quality experience • improved coverage (particularly indoor) and capacity • sites used by Orange customers to increase by 58% Support for „green operator” approach • lower number of sites = less energy less radiation Time benefit • important time saving vs standalone development
  21. 21. 21 Possible next steps to be considered  LTE  Cloud RAN  Small cells  Femtocells  WiFi offload  Common extension of RAN sharing co-operation or the differentiating factors?
  22. 22. 22 Thank You!

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