What is the future of the European tower industry?
WIG, Russian Towers, Arqiva and FPS Towers share their projections at the opening of the inaugural TowerXchange Meetup Europe
News surrounding MNO tower divestitures, carve outs and joint ventures is starting to secure more inches in European telecom press, suggesting that the European tower industry is very much at an inflection point in its growth curve. On the opening morning of the TowerXchange Meetup Europe, four prominent towerco executives were invited to share their perspectives on what the future has in store for the market. Joining the panel was Scott Coates, CEO of Wireless Infrastructure Group and Chair of the newly formed European Wireless Infrastructure Association; Peter Owen Edmunds, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Russian Towers, being closely watched regarding their shortlisting for VimpelCom’s 10,400 towers; Nicolas Ott, Managing Director of Telecoms at broadcast-telecom towerco Arqiva which owns over 10,000 towers and has a growing presence in small cells and DAS; and Frederic Zimer, CEO of FPS Towers who have experienced 40% YoY growth following an ambitious strategy to realise the potential of France’s rooftops.