Last of the SSA land-grab; reigniting competition for South Africa’s towers

Following Telkom’s RFP, MTN are rumoured to be again considering bringing their towers to market. Who will succeed in securing Africa’s most profitable market?

Read this article to learn:

  • The current status of the South African operator market
  • Which towers will be involved in a potential divestment
  • Imperatives and drivers in the South African market
  • How tower assets are currently distributed in South Africa

The South African towerco market Towercos own just 10% of South Africa’s estimated 22,288 telecom towers, making the country the least penetrated of SSA’s attractive tower markets. To date two of Africa’s ‘Big Four’ towercos control assets in the country – Eaton Towers has built over 170 towers with a pipeline of several hundred more…

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