Experiences from the front lines of managing a towerco in Ghana
Keeping the network on the air makes it easier to sell co-locations
TowerXchange wanted to learn about the realities and priorities of managing the local operating company of a towerco. So we met Gareth Townley, Managing Director of Eaton Towers Ghana. Gareth is a veteran of several senior leadership roles in African TMT, including as CEO Africa for Viasat, and CEO of Millicom in Sierra Leone then Ghana.
TowerXchange: How does your mindset need to change as you move from leading an operator to leading a towerco?
Gareth Townley, Managing Director, Eaton Towers Ghana:
When you are running a towerco, you’ve got to remember back to the pre-boom days of African telecoms.