A triangle or a tightrope? Senior European CEOs debate the value of different towerco models
Comments and analysis from Meetup Europe 2019
This panel bought together Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, CEO of Deutsche Funkturm (DFMG), Alex Mestre, General Manager of Global Business at Cellnex and Pat Coxen, CEO of UK-based joint venture MBNL. With three senior heads of towercos built on totally different models, we were able to explore where they agreed (and disagreed) on how MNOs should utilise their tower assets and gain some fascinating insights into their predictions for the development of the European tower and digital infrastructure landscape.
When asked how they would describe their current status, Bruno Jacobfeuerborn termed the situation facing captive towercos a ‘drama triangle’, where they need to serve their MNOs, deliver the best network and do the best for their carved out towerco.