Fostering the growth of the independent tower industry in Europe
How Europe’s towercos are finding a voice as their sector builds momentum
TowerXchange met Scott Coates, CEO one of Europe’s most entrepreneurial middle-market towercos and the driving force between the newly-formed European Wireless Industry Association, prior to his participation in the TowerXchange CXO dinner at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Scott shared with us his vision for WIG’s growth in the UK and Europe and explained how the European tower industry is ripe for a coordinated organisation to help accelerate its growth.
TowerXchange: Tell us about Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG)- how was the company formed? How have you grown?
Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group:
We have existed in the UK market for over 15 years, however in 2007 the business launched itself as a towerco and that’s when WIG proper was born.