31,600, or 20%, of Africa’s towers are now owned or operated by independent towercos
And a further 31,000 towers are currently for sale
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African towercos now own or operate 31,600, or 20%, of Africa’s towers. TowerXchange forecast that proportion will almost double to 38.8% by year end 2014, rising to 50% by the end of 2015 (see Figure 4).
We’ve updated our infographics to reflect three significant pieces of news since issue 8 of the TowerXchange Journal; acquisitions by Helios Towers Africa and IHS, and confirmation of the cancellation of Eaton Towers’ contract with Telkom Kenya/Orange.