Why Helios Towers Africa has made Tanzania the anchor of their portfolio
Insights gleaned from the Tanzania round table hosted by Helios Towers Africa CEO Chuck Green at the TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2014
When the Airtel tower transaction closes, Helios Towers Africa will own around 4,500 towers in Tanzania, representing 82% of the country’s towers, and almost half their pan-African portfolio, making Tanzania the anchor of Helios Towers Africa’s portfolio. Helios Towers Africa has invested, invested and invested again in Tanzania for good reason: Tanzania is a stable, growing economy with four credit worthy tier one MNOs seeking to extend coverage into new regions, joined by an aggressive new market entrant and several niche players. Helios Towers Africa’s CEO Chuck Green was joined by Head of Projects, Innocent Mushi, in hosting a revealing round table on Tanzania at the recent TowerXchange Meetup Africa; here are some of the main talking points.