The telecommunications industry today is looking to achieve SMILE (Send More Information with Less Energy). The Telecom infrastructure market needs to make a real digital transformation. The investment effort and the pace of deployment of new generations of mobile networks is accelerating and must confront the new transformations of the information society by 2030.
A booming market
The telecommunications sector has emerged as an independent industry that has evolved significantly over the past decade around the world.
With the explosion of internet-related needs, new markets are emerging in all regions of the world.
In 2021, the global telecom market was estimated to be at 4.3 million towers and is expected to increase by more than 1 million by 2026, growing at an annual rate of 3.34% over the period 2021-2026.
Infrastructure sharing: a major challenge
The investment effort as well as the pace of mobile network deployment is accelerating with the advent of 5G and 6G. Major players must therefore deal with new challenging issues such as environmental concerns.
Tower mutualization, or telecom infrastructure sharing, is one of the main growth drivers for the telecom sector. This sharing offers benefits such as cost reduction and faster deployment of networks to handle the anticipated growth in data transmissions. Infrastructure sharing also offers the telecom industry the opportunity to preserve the environment, both ecologically and in terms of scenery and landscape.