Ethiopia: the most exciting virgin market for towercos in the world?

By the end of Q1 2020, three MNOs should be active and towercos will be on their way to adding 5,800 towers over the next three years

Read this article to learn:

  • The reform context in Ethiopia
  • A potential timeline of events
  • Major players looking to get involved
  • Projections for net new sites
  • Energy requirements in Ethiopia
  • Risks and downsides to mitigate

Is Ethiopia about to host the next ‘land grab’ for the tower industry? After considerably growth from 2013 to 2016, telecoms network investment slowed again, now the government is planning on part-privatising the monopoly telecoms operator and issuing two new licences to kick start a telecoms boom. Investment by towercos will be central to enabling…

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