(i) What is the main difference between Network Co-Location Service and Infrastructure Sharing Service?
Network Co-Location Service is a service which comprises of physical colocation, virtual co-location and in-span interconnection for the provision of a Facility or Service on the Access List. Network premises at which co-location
is to be provided as specified under paragraph 6(14) (b) of Access List.
Infrastructure Sharing is a service which is meant for provision of physical access to towers and associated tower sites. Infrastructure Sharing allows Access Seekers such as broadcasters to access towers and tower sites owned by Access Providers.
The main difference between Network Co-Location Service and Infrastructure Sharing Service is that Network Co-Location applies to obtaining co-location for the purpose of access with respect to the facilities and/or services on the Access List whereas Infrastructure Sharing applies to obtaining physical access to towers and associated tower sites.
(ii) On acquiring Network Co-location Service from an Access Provider, is an Access Seeker obliged to obtain access to another facility and/ or service on the Access List from the same Access Provider?
No. The Access Seeker is not obliged to acquire any other facility and/or service from the same Access Provider.
(iii) What does Infrastructure Sharing Service cover?
Infrastructure Sharing Service includes towers and associated tower sites.
(iv) What is included under ‘associated tower sites’?
Associated tower sites include access to the site of the tower to enable the Access Seeker to physically obtain access and install and maintain its own equipment. Associated tower sites may include space at the base of the tower to put equipments, cabin racks etc.
(v) Does the obligation to provide access to Infrastructure Sharing Service apply irrespective of whether the Access Providers themselves utilise the towers or not?
Yes. Infrastructure sharing applies to tower and associated tower sites, provided by Access Providers irrespective of whether they are utilised by the Access Providers themselves.