Lessons learned from the MNO panel session at the TowerXchange Meetup Africa

Five of Africa’s leading operators reveal the drivers and future of their tower strategies

Read this article to learn:

  • The SSA tower strategies of Airtel, Etisalat, Orange, Smile and Vodacom
  • Contrasting appetite for SLB (with or without retention of equity), MLL and joint venture towerco deal structures
  • Are MNOs concerned about towerco monopolies and oligopolies?
  • How new towers get built
  • Pros and cons of active infrastructure sharing

Prakash Ranjalkar has been fostering Airtel’s passive infrastructure assets in SSA until their imminent transfer to the towercos; he currently serves as CEO of Airtel’s Africa Towers entity. TowerXchange ‘Inner Circle’ advisory board member Michel Faivre has led Orange’s infrastructure sharing programme for several years. Tim Knowles represented both an M&A perspective and that of…

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