Working groups

Introduced at 2016’s event, working groups bring together a board of MNO and towerco technical experts (and select managed service providers) with responsibility for trialling, procuring and using energy equipment and/or site monitoring and management platforms.

The working groups are designed to cut through the sales patter of equipment vendors, eliciting in the field experiences of end users and acting as a unified voice to drive technology evolution.

Three working groups have been set for 2017

Working Group A: Hybrid power solutions

11:30 – 12:30 | Tuesday 3 October 2017

Working Group B: Batteries
14:00 – 15:00 | Tuesday 3 October 2017

Working Group C: Site monitoring and management
11:00 – 12.00 | Wednesday 4 October 2017

As invitation-only sessions, priority is given to MNO and towerco technical teams for who the session has been designed. If you work for an operator and towerco and would like to participate, please email Laura Graves, Managing Director of EMEA at [email protected]

A small number of places are open for equipment vendors to participate. If you would like to find out how to get involved, please email Annabelle Mayhew at [email protected]


Why join?


Download 2016’s working group reports

Distributed generation

Energy storage

Platforms for site intelligence, management and optimisation


Demand forecasts for telecom infrastructure equipment and services in Africa and the Middle East

From new site rollout to upgrade work on existing infrastructure, significant investment is going into African and Middle Eastern towers. TowerXchange take a deep dive into the MEA region, exploring the current appetite for passive infrastructure equipment and services in 29 countries. Our detailed guide condenses months of interviews and market studies to provide you with the most comprehensive overview of where the key opportunities lie for the supplier ecosystem.


Energy priorities and strategies for Africa’s ‘Big Four’ towercos

Between them IHS Towers, American Tower, Helios Towers Africa and Eaton Towers own 45,050, or 36%, of sub-Saharan Africa’s 124,428 towers. Collectively they have a footprint in 14 countries, where grid availability and infrastructure varies significantly. All have major plans for investment in energy infrastructure. TowerXchange examine current energy initiatives under way at Africa’s big four towercos, understanding the technologies for which they have an appetite and problem areas they see.


IHS Towers’ solar installations
IHS' solar installations
Helios Towers Africa’s planned investment in solar and hybrid solutions
Helios investment in solar and hybrid

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