Charting the course of towerco expansion in MENA
Following TowerXchange Meetup MENA 2022 we explain how towercos plan to expand in the region, and how they can own and control 100,000 sites by 2024
TowerXchange Meetup MENA took place on March 28-30. At the show we learned how MNOs were planning to sell more sites to towercos and how the digital infrastructure industry had reached maturity in the region. As presented in our opening keynote, as of March 2022, 41,678 of MENA’s 279,852 towers were owned by towercos. That’s just 15% - proof that MENA has been a region playing catch-up with the rest of the world for too long. Now though, after some false starts, we can comfortably predict the path to towercos managing 100,000 towers in MENA, as the sector has set itself on a clear growth path.