Remember the “Celcom-DiGi Sign MoU for Advanced Network Collaboration“?
Looks like it will be finalised by 31 January 2011. Joint announcement from Celcom-DiGi after the jump.
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 December 2010: Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) today announced extension of the Memorandum of Understanding to explore long-term network and infrastructure collaboration by 3 months.
The MoU was signed on 10 June 2010 between Celcom, DiGi, and their respective major shareholders Axiata Group Berhad and Telenor Asia Pte Ltd to study feasibility of collaboration in the areas of operations and maintenance, transmission and site sharing, and radio access network. The proposed active sharing model is geared towards generating significant operational and cost efficiencies for both operators by removing duplication of base station sites, addressing escalating rental fees, reducing utility bills and transmission costs, optimising deployment of base stations per area, and redeploying equipment between redundant and new sites.
Celcom and DiGi are now at an advanced stage of discussion and require an extension to finalize the feasibility study and agree on framework of the potential partnership. Both are aiming towards a binding agreement by 31 January 2011.