The implications of the Nigerian tower deals for managed service providers
Opportunities for collaboration between MNOs, towercos and Ericsson to create efficiencies in the management of active and passive infrastructure
Ericsson is the leading provider of managed services in Nigeria, with over 1500 staff on the ground and managed services contracts with MTN, Airtel and Smile. What is the impact on their business of towercos acquiring 65% of Nigeria’s towers (forecast to rise to 85% when the Airtel Nigeria transaction closes)? What are the synergies between active and passive infrastructure management?
TowerXchange: Please introduce Ericsson’s Managed Services footprint and capabilities in Nigeria.
Karl-Johan Nybell, Vice President and Head of Managed Services RSSA, Ericsson:
Ericsson’s first activities in Nigeria were in 1960 via a registered office.