Angola’s first towerco forecasts 450 new sites in the next seven years
New legislation, extensive new site build requirements and the imminent entrance of a third MNO present an ideal business opportunity for Antosc
With a new law mandating infrastructure sharing in the country having come into force in 2016 and the entrance of a third mobile network operator looking likely in 2018 as fixed line incumbent Angola Telecom looks for an MNO partner enter the mobile space and make use of its license, Angola represents an attractive market for an independent infrastructure provider. TowerXchange speak to Angola’s first towerco, Antosc, to learn more about the country’s telecoms sector and Antosc’s ambitions for growth
TowerXchange: Please can you share with TowerXchange, details of the tower industry in Angola. Is there a culture of infrastructure sharing?
Marcos Chaves, Director, Antosc:
Angola has two MNOs, Unitel and Movicel with Unitel having around about two thirds of the market share in terms of subscribers and Movicel the other third.