Corporate governance and towerco partnerships in Africa’s largest telecoms market
An interview with Airtel Nigeria’s Vice President of Network Infrastructure - Adedoyin Adeola
In 2015, Airtel Nigeria completed the transfer of their 4,700 sites to American Tower. With Airtel’s passive infrastructure now outsourced to third parties, we speak to their Vice President of Network Operations, Adedoyin Adeola (who oversees Airtel Nigeria’s opex budget and relations with towercos in the market) to understand how the company works with its partners to improve site uptime and reduce network TCO.
TowerXchange: Please can you provide an introduction to yourself and your background in the telecoms sector.
Adedoyin Adeola, VP, Network Infrastructure, Airtel Nigeria:
My background is in engineering, having studied Electrical-Electronics at university and I have since completed an MBA, PhD, master Lean Black-belt Six Sigma and various management qualifications.