Driving efficiencies in site operations
The view of an operator, towerco and O&M provider
Complementing the multi-dimensional roundtables on operational issues at this year’s TowerXchange Meetup Africa, TowerXchange invited three stakeholders, Helios Towers, Econet Wireless and ieng Group to a panel to summarise some of the key steps they are taking to improve cell site operations. Here we summarise six of the key actions raised.
In an operationally challenging market such as Africa, where operators, towercos and O&M providers are tasked with managing a large number of sites, spread over large geographic areas, often with poor access due to underdeveloped infrastructure, challenging terrain or security concerns, and where local skills levels can typically be low - putting in place robust process and technologies to rollout and manage networks is of paramount importance.