Rethinking the design of towers for tomorrow’s networks
Safaricom’s structural engineering team search for innovative solutions
With over 70% of mobile market share and owning over 60% of the country’s total stock of towers, Safaricom are Kenya’s biggest owner and user of telecoms infrastructure. With a need to expand cost effectively to rural areas, meet growing capacity requirements in urban areas and ensure their towers are capable of meeting the demand from third parties, Safaricom are keen to examine new solutions in the market. TowerXchange speak to the company’s Structural Engineer, Timothy Waga, to find out more.
TowerXchange: Whilst Safaricom itself requires no introduction, please can you tell us a little more about Safaricom in terms of its market share and tower footprint.