Towerco relations, grid power and procurement priorities at Tigo Tanzania
An interview with Martin Black, Head of Procurement and Supply Chain
Millicom, operating as Tigo, has a footprint in five African countries (following the sale of their subsidiary in the DRC to Orange which was completed in April of this year). In both Ghana and Tanzania, Millicom has entered into a joint venture with Helios Towers Africa, whereby Millicom retains a 24% stake at group level which they are now looking to monetise. We speak to Tigo Tanzania’s Head of Procurement and Supply Chain to understand procurement within the Millicom group and how this function is managed with towers outsourced to Helios Towers Tanzania.
TowerXchange: Please can you provide an introduction to the size and shape of Millicom’s tower portfolio in Tanzania?
Martin Black, Head of Procurement & Supply Chain, Millicom:
In Tanzania, Tigo entered into a joint venture with Helios Towers Tanzania (HTT) for HTT to manage their portfolio of 1,020 towers, with Millicom retaining equity in the newly formed joint venture.