The current state of the African infrastructure sharing market (July 2013)
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The current state of the African infrastructure sharing market (July 2013)

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The above bar chart shows an aggregation of owned towers AND those managed and marketed by independent towercos in each country of Africa.

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The bar chart below presents a count of African towers from a different perspective, differentiating between towers that are owned by independent towercos, shown in solid green, and those that are managed and marketed but not actually owned by the towerco, shown with the green outline filled white.

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Below are the deals to date in Africa:

2010: Millicom/Tigo deal with HTA in Ghana

Estimated number of towers: 750

Publicly stated purchase price: $54m for 60%

Deal structure: Joint venture

2010: Vodafone deal with Eaton in Ghana

Estimated number of towers: 750

Publicly stated purchase price: N/A

Deal structure: Operational lease

2010: Cell C deal with American Tower in South Africa

Estimated number of towers: 1,400 (Cell C deal included 1,400 existing towers plus additional towers under construction)

Publicly stated purchase price: $430m

Deal structure: Sale and leaseback

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