Case study: the launch and expansion of TowerCo of Madagascar
Selling urban co-locations and building sites with five days of autonomy in deep rural locations battered by tropical cyclones
Laurent Roineau joined incumbent fixed line operator TELMA as CTO shortly after privatisation at the end of 2006, launching Madagascar’s third mobile network, rolling out 250 GSM sites and upgrading others wireless transmission technologies (satellite and microwave). Laurent subsequently became deputy CEO at Electricity of Madagascar, where he re-organised the maintenance of passive infrastructure, before becoming General Manager of TowerCo of Madagascar in November 2011.
TowerXchange: Please tell us about the evolution of TowerCo of Madagascar.
Laurent Roineau, General Manager, TowerCo of Madagascar:
TowerCo of Madagascar is financed by two major private equity shareholders.