Democratic Republic of the Congo case study

Tower industry thriving despite challenging logistics and conflict in the East

Read this article to learn:

  • Import delays, inland logistics challenges and cost implications
  • A snapshot of current tower networks in DRC, plus targets for expansion of the network
  • Grid availability in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Goma, with the majority of towers elsewhere off-grid
  • Introduction to real estate law, leasing and permitting in DRC
  • The specific impact of conflicts in the East of DRC on the tower industry

Participants in the DRC round table at the TowerXchange Meetup were treated to insights from local operators, turnkey infrastructure contractors and the encyclopedic knowledge of Helios Towers DRC Chief Commercial Officer Jeffery Schumacher, who moderated the discussion. Respecting the Chatham House Rule and not disclosing the source of insights, here we share some of the…

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