Operational priorities, growth & diversification opportunities for towercos in MEA
The towerco asset class has been experiencing exponential growth, signifying the potential held by and confidence in the towerco business model globally. TowerXchange took a deep dive into the economics, growth opportunities and priorities of sub-Saharan African towercos, inviting Helios Towers, Eaton Towers and Atlas Tower to a discussion at the 2017 TowerXchange Meetup Africa & Middle East.
In market revenue growth potential
Significant revenue growth was forecast by each of the towercos in the countries in which they currently operate. Major rollout is required with the emphasis in more developed countries being placed on meeting the growing data demand (with IBS coming to the fore in the most advanced markets), whilst in less developed countries such as the DRC, primary focus was still going to be heavily focussed on improving 2G and 3G coverage and capacity.