Iran’s first towerco
An interview with Fanasia CEO, Hossein Khodayari
With 118mn mobile subscribers, Iran is the Middle East’s largest mobile market. Infrastructure sharing in the country has to date been limited with less than 2% of sites being shared between the country’s three national, and two regional, MNOs. Starting their towerco business in 2014, Fanasia are Iran’s first (and only) towerco who, with the support of major municipalities in Iran, are consolidating the country’s 35,000 towers and increasing infrastructure sharing in the the market. We speak to Fanasia’s CEO Hossein Khodayari to understand their business model, examine their forecast to reach 1,500 contracts by the end of 2016 and discuss what requirements they have for new site build, RMS, site management systems and energy saving solutions.