Democratic Republic of the Congo case study
Tower industry thriving despite challenging logistics and conflict in the East
Participants in the DRC round table at the TowerXchange Meetup were treated to insights from local operators, turnkey infrastructure contractors and the encyclopedic knowledge of Helios Towers DRC Chief Commercial Officer Jeffery Schumacher, who moderated the discussion. Respecting the Chatham House Rule and not disclosing the source of insights, here we share some of the key lessons learned about one of Africa’s most attractive and challenging tower markets.
Introduction to DRC
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world - BMI had GDP of US$292 per capita in 2012 in their analysis of the DRC marketrecently released through TowerXchange.