African tower market heats up (Nov 2013)
TowerXchange forecast more tower transactions by tier one MNOs, concentrating on Africa’s largest markets
First published May 2, 2013. Updated November 29, 2013.
The ‘TowerXchange tower transaction heatmap’ provides a visual illustration of our understanding of the level of progress in each African country toward transferring tower assets from at least one operator to be owned or managed and marketed by an independent towerco.
TowerXchange’s heatmap graphic consolidates information on countries where towers have already transferred from operator-captive to independent towerco, overlaying data on countries known to be targeted by towercos, together with countries where tower auctions are known to be imminent or ongoing. Finally we also blend in hints and rumours of future transactions which TowerXchange has received from multiple sources.