SWAP: Lean operator model critical to success in Nigeria

Why Nigeria’s operators should consider selling their towers

Read this article to learn:

  • Why declining ARPU is driving interest in infrastructure sharing in Nigeria
  • Nigerian towers today: 10% of towers are independently owned by IHS, HTN and SWAP, with limited bi-lateral sharing
  • Nigeria’s incomplete, unreliable grid and dependence on diesel
  • Why all Nigeria’s operators should consider selling towers, and why all the towercos should be interested
  • Why investment can be delayed if towercos become too highly geared

Nigeria: declining ARPU, unreliable grid and fuel theft problems contributing to sky-high opex, yet still one of the most coveted telecoms markets in Africa. Nigeria is also the birthplace of the African tower industry. In order to understand the market and diagnose the potential for tower transactions in Nigeria, TowerXchange spoke to Fazal Hussain, veteran…

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