Introducing Vulatel, Helios Towers' new South African spouse
Helios Towers and their new partner Vulatel discuss their shared ambitions to build towers and fibre across South Africa
TowerXchange speaks with Helios Towers’ CCO, Alex Leigh and their new South African partner Tlhabeli Ralebitso, Chairman and CEO of Vulatel. Local majority black-owned Vulatel are the 34% owner of the joint venture Helios Towers South Africa as well as being a key player in the building and maintenance of South Africa’s rapidly growing network of fibre. In our interview we discuss the background of both firms in South Africa and how they plan to work together, the size, quality and potential for the fibre and tower markets of South Africa, and plans for expansion.
TowerXchange: To begin with, please tell us a little bit about Vulatel and how you fit into the telecoms infrastructure ecosystem in South Africa.