The two companies will share network infrastructure in Germany, Spain, Ireland and the UK with detailed discussions ongoing in the Czech Republic.

“The program is expected to deliver significant business benefits in the process, including the generation of cost savings amounting to hundreds of millions of pounds for both companies over the next 10 years”, reads the press release remitted by the operator.

The collaboration will consist in sharing the existing 2G and 3G sites (for example, instead of two antennas for services in the same site, the companies will use only one), in an effort to trim costs and stimulate development.