Changing dynamics in the UK tower market
How the Digital Economy Bill, ESN rollout and new towerco dynamics will shape the market
Hosted by CTIL’s Malcolm Collins, the UK roundtable at the 2017 TowerXchange Meetup Europe brought the Digital Economy Bill, EE’s Emergency Services Network Rollout, MNO consolidation and the future of the country’s JV infracos and towercos to the forefront of discussions. TowerXchange examine the debate at this year’s UK market discussion group.
The shape of the UK tower industry
The UK has a tower market structure unlike any other in the world. Independent towercos, headed by Arqiva and Wireless Infrastructure Group and Cellnex (who recently acquired Shere Group), own 38% of the 38,500 active towers in the UK.