M&A and telecom tower activity moves to CEE
Following the increase in M&A and tower and telecom deal activity in CEE in 2023, TowerXchange looks at the recent developments and their implications for the region
In August 2023, at A1 Telekom Austria’s Extraordinary General Assembly, shareholders agreed the spin-off of its towers in Austria and their management under the EuroTeleSites towerco. The newest Vienna-headquartered European towerco started operations in September and will manage the already carved out assets in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and North Macedonia as well as the recently spun off towers in Austria with the total towers held by the entity understood to be around 13,225 sites.
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Another multi-country present operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT) has recently completed the carve out of its passive infrastructure in the Czech Republic into T-Mobile Infra CZ and is in the process of carving out its Slovakian towers.