Unleashing the potential of towerco investment in Bangladesh
Newly licensed towercos poised to re-ignite telecom infrastructure deployment
This brief market update captures the current state of the restructuring tower market in Bangladesh. The licensing of four tower companies is about to re-ignite new tower build, but the regulator’s exploration of the competitive landscape could hinder the emerging sale and leaseback market in the country. Ultimately, the prohibition of tower build by MNOs, and the requirement to unwind their existing co-location agreements by 2023, will precipitate an efficient, towerco-driven communications infrastructure in Bangladesh.
New site build in Bangladesh slowed almost to a halt in 2018, but the hiatus was a necessary step in the re-organisation of the tower market.