Corporate governance and towerco partnerships in Africa’s largest telecoms market

An interview with Airtel Nigeria’s Vice President of Network Infrastructure - Adedoyin Adeola

Read this article to learn:

  • How Airtel managed a seamless handover of their Nigerian towers to American Tower
  • The specifics of Airtel’s corporate and operational governance structure
  • A tenant’s perspective on the strengths of American Tower and IHS in the Nigerian market
  • Key priorities for refurbishment at sites and the role Airtel play in directing the work
  • Critical success factors to ensure network uptime
  • Regulatory concerns surrounding active infrastructure sharing and how these can be overcome

In 2015, Airtel Nigeria completed the transfer of their 4,700 sites to American Tower. With Airtel’s passive infrastructure now outsourced to third parties, we speak to their Vice President of Network Operations, Adedoyin Adeola (who oversees Airtel Nigeria’s opex budget and relations with towercos in the market) to understand how the company works with its…

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