KPR Consult: The real costs of decommissioning towers
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KPR Consult: The real costs of decommissioning towers

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An increasing proportion of tower markets feature a decommissioning component – particularly in developed markets such as Europe. One international towerco strategist told us “no towerco has ever completed a large scale decommissioning project to prove the economics of consolidating towers, deploying capex to release oneself from lease costs, and improving EBITDA in the medium term.” Cellnex has an ongoing decommissioning project in Spain, and ad hoc decommissioning has taken place in the UK, but since no towerco has completed a decommissioning project of sufficient scale to prove the economics, TowerXchange spoke to tower gurus KPR Consult, who completed an 1,100 tower decommissioning project in Scandinavia recently.


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