Neutral Host & Infra Sharing

Who We Are

The Neutral Host & Infra Sharing Project Group (PG) focuses on realizing the untapped potential of neutral host economics for In-Building Solutions (IBS) and Outdoor Densification and Edge Solutions.

The PG was established to promote innovative business models, collaboration among a broad set of stakeholders, and tech architectures to accelerate neutral host connectivity solutions.

What is a Neutral Host?

A Neutral Host is a business model and ultimately an operating entity that builds, owns, and operates dedicated wholesale network infrastructure utilized by service providers through commercial agreements.

The model has as its underpinnings the powerful economics of shared passive and active infra that lowers both capex and opex across the ecosystem, enabling deployments in indoor and urban outdoor settings while enabling service-based competition.

What is Our Vision?

Our vision is to become the platform to catalyze Neutral Host business model deployments world-wide. A vibrant collaboration hub for a wide range of stakeholders focused on in-building solutions and urban outdoor densification. Our stakeholders and collaborators include existing and future neutral hosts, vendors, system integrators, real estate companies and municipalities, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and policymakers.

We envision the Neutral Host & Infra Sharing PG as the fulcrum that creates value by eliminating barriers and catalyzing neutral host formation through issue analysis, exposure, consensus building, and solution development and deployment.

What is Our Scope?

The scope of this PG is In-building Solutions (IBS) and Outdoor Densification and Edge Solutions operating with a neutral host business model for both passive and active network components.

The PG will collaborate with other TIP PGs to accelerate the development of reference architectures and tech specs as shown below.

Come Join Us

It is an exciting time for business model innovation and deployment in the Neutral Host arena. Trailblazers have set the pace with creative business and technology solutions. Policy makers and the real estate community are active, involved and committed to accelerating neutral host initiatives.

Join Us

Group leadership

  • Daniel-Herb
    Daniel Herb
    Dense Air

    SVP of Portfolio Management

  • Kunal-Bajaj
    Kunal Bajaj


  • Shirish
    Shirish Nagaraj
    Corning Wireless

    CTO, Wireless

  • Brendan
    Brendan O’Reilly



What’s New?

Case Studies

  • An Innovative Neutral-host NaaS Solution Offers Seamless Connectivity for Urban Rail Travelers

    CloudExtel deployed a neutral-host NaaS solution on the Mumbai Central Railway Station. After a successful four-month trial in 2022 with 10x improvement in peak download speeds, the project will add eight more Mumbai stations, delivering a better experience to hundreds of thousands of commuters daily.

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  • Expanding Mobile Networks Deep into Africa

    Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) offers through a Network as a Service (NaaS) business model, an efficient, affordable way for Africa’s tier-1 mobile operators to expand their rural coverage with no capital investments. Currently operating 2,450 sites in 12 countries, AMN plans to reach 3,500 sites by the end of 2022.

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Events & Talks

  • October 10, 2023 - Madrid

    Neutral Host Main Stage Panel @ Fyuz

    The neutral host market is projected to grow at rates above the mobile industry in general. Join the market makers who are driving neutral host growth and setting the stage for its bright future. Understand some of the challenges, opportunities, and success stories of the neutral host model.

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  • October 10, 2023 - Madrid

    Neutral Host & Infra Sharing Summit @ Fyuz – In-Building Solutions

    The neutral host in-building market represents a big opportunity since today only a small portion of the addressable buildings have an existing coverage solution. Collaboration and building trust among all the stakeholders are key as the industry moves from Distributed Antenna Solutions (DAS) to flexible RAN sharing solutions. Be part of the movement that is making this possible.

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  • October 10, 2023 - Madrid

    Neutral Host & Infra Sharing Summit @ Fyuz – City Infra Sharing

    Ubiquitous connectivity is a priority for cities and mobile network operators. City infra sharing through neutral host solutions provides a pathway for streamlined and compliant implementations. Join our panel to discuss challenges, lessons learned, and perspectives to collaborate around city infra sharing.

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We need your expertise

We are building a global collaboration hub for a wide range of stakeholders to accelerate innovative neutral host models for in-building and outdoor densification deployments:

  • Neutral Hosts
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • System Integrators
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Municipalities
  • Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
  • Policymakers and Regulators

onboarding guide

Project Charter

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in learning more about the Neutral Host & Infra Sharing PG or have a project you’d like to propose, please fill out the contact form below to contact PG Leadership and we will get back to you.