A primer on the Chinese independent tower industry

Highlighting the critical role of independent towercos to supplement construction capacity and build difficult sites in China

Read this article to learn:

  • Unit economics for Chinese towers: construction and maintenance costs, lease rates and multi-tenant discounts
  • The relationship between China Tower and China’s independent towercos
  • How the permitting of new towers works in China, and how existing towers are protected from adjacent builds
  • The scale, structure and growth of the Chinese independent tower industry
  • Opportunities to invest in Chinese telecom towers

A thriving independent tower industry has emerged in China, providing invaluable supplementary construction capacity alongside China Tower. Independent towercos own just under 80,000 sites in China – that’s around half the total in either Sub-Saharan Africa or Central and Latin America. To understand the economics and investment opportunities in Chinese independent towercos, TowerXchange spoke to…

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