Making concessions: Ontix’s take on council vs third party-led street furniture models

14 Jun 2019

Following BT’s call for ‘open access’, CEO Antony Tomlinson of Ontix shares his view with TowerXchange (part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) on the downsides of recent calls for a free-for-all street furniture model, and the ways we can genuinely accelerate next-generation small cell roll-out with TowerXchange.

Across Europe, local government is struggling to find the ‘right’ way to work with MNOs, ISPs, fibrecos, towercos and other neutral host providers to facilitate access to street furniture in a way which is both practical and cost effective. In the UK, the ‘concession’ model (where a council appoints a third party to manage and…more