Slaughter and May is advising Vodafone in connection with its UK network-sharing arrangements with O2
Slaughter and May is advising Vodafone Limited (“Vodafone”) in connection with its UK network-sharing arrangements with O2 Telefónica UK Limited (“O2”). On 24 July 2019, Vodafone and O2 announced that they have agreed to share 5G active equipment, such as radio antennas, on joint network sites across the UK. Vodafone and O2 have also agreed to greater 5G network autonomy in 23 of the UK's larger cities (in addition to London), giving both parties more flexibility to meet the needs of their customers and to deploy future network technologies. These arrangements build upon Vodafone’s and O2’s existing network-sharing arrangements, on which Slaughter and May has previously advised.
Slaughter and May worked closely with Andy Yorston, Head of Legal at Vodafone UK.