Drivers and inhibitors of infrastructure sharing and tower sales in MENA

How and why the market is starting to evolve

Read this article to learn:

  • Motivations of the region’s MNOs to enter into infrastructure sharing agreements
  • Why MENA’s tower transactions have faltered in the past and what this means for future deals
  • How regulation and the role of government in the telecoms sector influences market dynamics
  • Where the biggest opportunities lie for independent towercos
  • Leasing and permitting challenges faced in the market
  • The role active infrastructure is expected to play

To date, 99% of MENA’s towers sit in the hands of the region’s MNOs. Orange’s cancelled transaction in Egypt, coupled with the cancellation of Mobily and Saudi Telecom Company processes in Saudi Arabia may suggest that figure is set to remain, however a wave of activity has started and those closest to the market think…

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