Helios Towers Africa on making the ESCO model work
Knowledge partnerships, access to capital and deeper infrastructure sharing
A growing number of ESCOs are targeting the telecoms sector in sub-Saharan Africa, with the promise of tackling one of the emerging market tower industry’s biggest challenges - energy. Whilst a handful of projects are starting to appear, the model has not yet gained major traction in the industry. We speak to Helios Towers Africa’s Alex Leigh to understand the shortfalls they see in ESCO proposals and what recommendations the towerco has to get the opex business model off the ground.
TowerXchange: Can you share some insights into where Helios Towers Africa is today in terms of energy opex reduction?
Alex Leigh, Group Director, Sales & Marketing, Helios Towers Africa:
Helios Towers Africa’s core focus is on power uptime and speed to market as customer service cannot be compromised.