Introduction to the Kenyan tower market

As Eaton replaces Telkom Kenya’s towers with Airtel’s, TowerXchange reflect on the troubled past and look to the promising future of the tower market in Kenya

Read this article to learn:

  • Estimated tower counts and 3G antenna counts for Kenya
  • The lack of incentive for Safaricom to part with their towers
  • The implications of operator consolidation for prospective tenancy ratios
  • The potential impact of an Open Access LTE network for Kenya

The footprint of independent tower companies is extending seemingly inexorably across Africa, gobbling up the majority of towers in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Zambia and DRC. 75% of Tanzania’s towers have transferred from MNO-captive to independent towerco Helios Towers Tanzania. Yet over the border it was starting to seem that…

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