in Aerospace

NATS partners with Shared Access

Posted 9 September 2020 · Add Comment

Independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, Shared Access, has entered an agreement with air traffic service provider, NATS, to acquire marketing and development rights for opportunities across key NATS sites.



Above:
NATS' control centre in Prestwick.
Courtesy NATS


The new deal marks phase two of a collaboration that began in 2018 with an initial five sites being transferred to Shared Access, bringing dedicated TowerCo expertise to NATS. Shared Access will deliver its established knowledge of managing Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Wireless Network provider tenants.

The consolidated NATS deal, builds on the nationwide communications network of sites owned by Shared Access, at a key time when the rollout of 5G infrastructure will define UK’s communications standards and capabilities.

The NATS locations will add to the existing Shared Access portfolio of more than 30,000 available key sites, which combined with Shared Access’s strong investment capability will enable rapid development of new strategically located communication sites, complete with fibre connectivity. This strength will help mobile and wireless operators to bring more consumers and business users 5G services. Existing Shared Access site locations include well located sports - football, rugby, and lawn tennis clubs, as well as churches, providing mobile coverage at the heart of communities nationally.

The unique partnership sees NATS continue to work with Shared Access in the development and use of strategically located NATS sites. The deal brings both established and new build wireless communications infrastructure to the market benefiting key airport locations together with the surrounding cities, towns and villages, futureproofing mobile connectivity.

Chris Jackman, Chief Executive Officer of Shared Access, said: “This is a hugely significant partnership, an investment in the connectivity of the future. It builds on the working relationship we have established with NATS, taking it to a new level. Along with well-located strategic tower assets, we plan to deliver services that enable access to fibre connectivity. This all means Mobile Network Operators and Wireless Network providers can deliver 5G wireless at major scale.”

Paul Hughes, Head of Assets and Development at NATS, commented: “We're delighted to be extending our partnership with Shared Access, whose expertise will mean that our assets can play a full role in helping develop connectivity across the country. This is an innovative and imaginative deal that we believe will be a great success."


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft, all running on hydrogen, which could enter service by 2035.

Filtronic appoints GTP as North American sales channel representative

Designer and manufacturer of RF, microwave and mmWave products for the wireless telecoms, mission-critical communications and defence applications markets, Filtronic plc, has signed an exclusive agreement with Global Telecom

Alloyed collaborates with TANIOBIS on alloy powder development

Kidlington based Alloyed is working collaboratively with TANIOBIS, to identify, develop, produce, and implement innovative high quality titanium and refractory alloy metal powders for advanced manufacturing applications,

Airbus selected for ESA’s new polar ice and snow topography mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus to develop and build the Copernicus polar ice and snow topography mission (CRISTAL).

Primary schools invited to take RAF Glider Challenge

Primary schools across the UK are being invited to join a half-day virtual STEM workshop, free of charge.

Royal Marines Commandos to wear CORDURA NYCO uniforms

Chosen for its durability and high-performance characteristics, CORDURA NYCO fabric is being used to produce the next generation of highly advanced uniforms for the Royal Marines Commandos, designed and manufactured by Crye

ODU 0201311219
See us at