Rolling out a rural network across Sub-Saharan Africa
How Africa Mobile Networks are creating growth through low ARPU, rural sites
In an increasingly competitive environment, middle market towercos are refining their rural offerings in order to work more constructively with operators. Among them is Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) whose zero-capex offering allows MNOs to economically extend rural coverage and comply with regulators’ coverage requirements. With many towers already built or in progress, their business model is galvanising an increasing number of deals in West and Central Africa as they stay on course to hit their target of 5,000 towers in the next five years. We caught up with their CEO, Michael Darcy, to find out how both AMN and the market have developed in the 18 months since they first shared their vision with TowerXchange.