A brief history of the global tower market

TowerXchange summarises the current state, and origins of, the independent tower market worldwide

Read this article to learn:

  • What is a towerco?
  • What proportion of the world’s towers are owned by towercos?
  • How do towerco business models differ?
  • Contrasting tower market structures in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • The future of the tower industry: vertical real estate purists versus diversified communications infrastructure providers

This article introduces the various tower company business models, sizes the market, and contrasts the differences in the tower industry from continent to continent. We conclude with a look at the future evolution of tower companies, distinguishing between vertical real estate ‘purists’ and diversified communications infrastructure providers. Once upon a time, telecom towers were depreciating…

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