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hip2b2

interesting computation at 4 euros per GB capacity. this is definitely an interesting number. a low one to me :-)

a $24,000 BTS cost sounds reasonable to me too without the supporting RNC elements and underlying core network elements.

a significant amount of the CAPEX cost really covers core network components i believe.

Gabriel Brown

It is a well kept secret, but I'm told prices are now below the number quoted in the article (for a 3-sector config).

Certainly, as the industry has globalized, every operator now wants close to India or China pricing.

To some extent it has become a moot point, since 70% to 80% of the cost of site is now about the civil works etc, and not the base statsion electronics per se. Hence we're seeing more interest in "zero-footprint" architectures and such like.

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