Starting with an analysis of the strategy and activity of three neutral hosts (Dense Air, the Even Group and ExteNet Systems), this study aims at providing basic tools for understanding the business model of neutral hosts and its most recent evolutions.

In particular, it provides the reader with an analysis of the impact of 5G on neutral hosts’ business model and market opportunities. Going forward, neutral infrastructure could be a key feature of 5G deployments on certain markets, thanks to an array of assets when compared to individual deployments.

Geographic area



  • Airspan Networks
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • AutoAir Consortium
  • BUCD (later Voyacom)
  • Cloudberry
  • Crown Castle
  • Datang
  • Dense Air
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Dublin City Council
  • Ericsson
  • Even Group
  • ExteNet Systems
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • Inland Cellular
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Neutral Networks (Even Group)
  • Nokia
  • Orange
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Rene Network
  • Samsung
  • Skype
  • SoftBank
  • Telefónica
  • Verizon
  • Viber
  • WhatsApp

Other details

  • Reference: M19492MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: 5G, infrastructure-sharing, neutral hosts, neutral infrastructure, neutral networks, small cell

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