Energy priorities and strategies for Africa’s ‘Big Four’ towercos
How American Tower, Eaton Towers, Helios Towers Africa and IHS Towers are investing in new power solutions
Between them IHS Towers, American Tower, Helios Towers Africa and Eaton Towers own 45,450, or 36%, of sub-Saharan Africa’s 124,428 towers. Collectively they have a footprint in 14 countries, where grid availability and infrastructure varies significantly. All have major plans for investment in energy infrastructure. TowerXchange examine current energy initiatives under way at Africa’s big four towercos, understanding the technologies for which they have an appetite and problem areas they see.
The cost of power and motivations to reduce fuel consumption
Power is the single largest operating cost for sub-Saharan Africa’s towercos and often their biggest headache.