China’s independent towercos fight for legitimacy and a fair competitive market

Challenges to the status of independent developers triggered by the introduction of a State-owned towerco giant

Read this article to learn:

  • Market changes and realities since the creation of CTC in 2014
  • Specific issues and examples faced by independent towercos in China
  • How a licensing versus a “shot clock” permitting regime works
  • How independent towercos can create value in China

In July 2014, the world’s largest towerco China Tower Corporation (CTC) was formed to drive infrastructure sharing, also known as “co-build, co-share” in China. With the approval of the General Office of the State Council and led by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), and the Ministry of Industry and…

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