Tower deal imminent in Rwanda
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Tower deal imminent in Rwanda


MTN continue to be linked with potential deal with American Tower in Rwanda

Multiple sources have described a tower deal in Rwanda as “imminent” with Citi believed to be advising market leaders MTN Rwandacell on a potential deal with American Tower.

With penetration at 59.5% in Rwanda, there’s plenty of room for growth, and the government has a very progressive attitude toward LTE - positive signs for prospective towerco investment, although local regulator RURA’s efforts to stimulate bi-lateral infrastructure sharing may be a disincentive.

Some reports suggest MTN is bundling the sale of around 1,000 towers in Rwanda with an estimated 400 towers in Zambia, but this rumour has not been confirmed.



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