Investment priorities and infrastructure sharing strategies at MTN, Orange and Etisalat
Three of MEA’s leading MNOs share insights
At the 2017 TowerXchange Meetup Africa, we were delighted to welcome three heavy weight MNOs to the stage. MTN were represented on the panel by Group CTO, Navi Naidoo. The operator, with a footprint in 20 countries, is Africa’s largest MNO and has divested towers in seven of its markets (see figure one). Orange were represented on the panel by Nat-Sy Missamou who heads up the operator’s infrastructure sharing initiatives, managing relationships with towercos as well driving their exploration of the ESCO market. Etisalat were represented by Wiktor Barcicki who oversees technology economics for the international unit of the operator, supporting the different opcos in spending capex and opex more efficiently whilst providing input into special initiatives such as infrastructure sharing and tower deals.