Tanzania’s little-known other towerco
Maktech has secured a towerco licence and is taking aim at the booming east Africa market, as well as six other Africa markets
Tanzania has been in the news thanks to Airtel’s sale of 1,400 towers to Paradigm Infrastructure and SBA Communications. They are to join Helios Towers in owning a significant share of Tanzania’s nearly 7,000 towers. However, before Airtel announced its long-planned sale, a local MSP scooped up a towerco licence: Maktech. Maktech has been active providing tower services, in East Africa since 2001, primarily working for Vodacom. Now Godwin Makyao, Maktech’s founder, is setting his sights on developing towers to own and lease in urban and rural areas.
TowerXchange: First please introduce yourself “ how did you get into the telecoms business?
Godwin Makyao, CEO, Maktech:
I’m the founder and Executive Director of Maktech, which has been around since 2001.