Nicole McCormick, Ovum Principal Analyst, Telco Strategy
AUSTRALIA: Optus announced a mobile infrastructure sharing deal with Vodafone. This shows how Optus is leaving no stone unturned in minimizing its cost structure.
We are strong supporters of infrastructure sharing as the industry moves into a LTE world. Events of the last two days show Optus is re-positioning itself as a lean operator. This will help to cement its number two position in the market as the alternative operator to Telstra.