Sponsorship & exhibition

Gold sponsor

IHS Towers

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure, or tower operators in the world by tower count with approximately 24,000 towers. IHS Towers is the largest independent tower operator in EMEA and the third largest independent multinational tower operator globally, in both cases by tower count. IHS Towers continues to grow and develop its business with leading market positions in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia. IHS Towers has also announced agreements to acquire Zain’s towers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, subject to certain regulatory and statutory approvals. Upon completion of the Zain Kuwait and Saudi Arabia transactions, IHS Towers will have approximately 33,100 towers in its portfolio which will confirm IHS’ position as one of the largest independent multinational tower operators globally by tower count. For more information, please our website.

Gold sponsor

EnerSys

EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy system solutions, motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilised in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric-powered vehicles. Energy Systems provide highly integrated power solutions and services to broadband, telecommunication, utility, uninterruptible power supplies, renewable, medical, aerospace and defence, premium starting, lighting and ignition applications. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilised in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defence customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

With operating costs becoming a key issue for tower owners and telecom operators, choosing the right backup power solution is growing in importance. With variables in location, climate, budget, maintenance and deployment, choosing the right battery and cooling options to keep the total cost of ownership (TCO) to a minimum can be difficult. EnerSys® – as the world leader in this product sector – offers an extensive portfolio of energy storage solutions to serve the industry effectively, efficiently, and repeatedly.

Silver sponsor

GRIDSERVE Sustainable Energy

GRIDSERVE Sustainable Energy Limited (“GRIDSERVE”) is a tech-enabled international sustainable energy business which develops, builds, owns and operates solar energy & battery storage solutions for critical power infrastructure. We are seasoned sustainable energy professionals with roots that started with some of the world’s first commercial deployments of solar energy and energy storage over 45 years ago. This rich history of product design, manufacturing and solution provision has uniquely positioned GRIDSERVE at the forefront of today’s hybrid energy marketplace. Today, GRIDSERVE’s strong pedigree is responsible for the development, construction and operation of more than a gigawatt of solar energy and energy storage solutions including over 100 utility-scale sustainable energy projects to the UK grid in the last five years alone.

GRIDSERVE has combined best-in-class modular technologies and services to deliver turn-key, dependable, low cost, clean energy for critical power. GRIDSERVE’s Solar Energy Centre (SEC12) integrates the world’s highest performance and most optimised components to provide maximum efficiency hybrid power systems designed specifically for telecom BTS applications. GRIDSERVE’s latest iteration of SEC12 is configured as a modular ‘plug-and-play’ hybrid power solution that integrates the very latest advances in bifacial solar power, intelligent energy storage, ultra-high efficiency generators, into single systems complete with climate controls and fully controllable, secure, advanced remote monitoring features. GRIDSERVE is accredited to the international quality and environmental standards ISO9001 and ISO14001.

Bronze sponsor

IPT PowerTech

IPT PowerTech Group delivers specialized solutions to the power, industrial and telecom sectors in Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia. Combining power expertise with telecom infrastructure specialization, we are market leaders in providing energy solutions, telecom services, and managed maintenance services. The group is recognized as the global Leader of the Guaranteed Savings and T-ESCO models. Our self-manufactured enclosures allow us to create customized energy efficient/hybrid and renewable energy solutions, and to implement new concepts in site renovation.

With offices in 11 countries, our solutions are delivered to more than 60 operators, tower companies and vendors in more than 50 countries.

Bronze sponsor

NEXSYS-ONE

NEXSYS-ONE is a true telecom industrial software platform with over 18 year’s experience deploying and maintaining mobile network infrastructure. We serve Tier-one operators, Tower companies and System integrators with innovative software solutions to improve efficiencies and performance whilst eliminating unwanted costs due to operational process failures or visibility. We take pride in our software that its built around our experience of building & operating over 350 networks since 2001. We capture network requirements around quality assurance, project management, tower sharing, IFRS compliant lease management, work force management, procurement & supply chain processing, warehouse & asset management, health & safety, access & RMS supply, Fiber/TRS/RF tracking and risk management.

Bronze sponsor

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Vinson & Elkins is one of the oldest and largest international law firms, with approximately 700 lawyers located in 15 offices around the world.

Our global telecommunications team has extensive experience advising on international telecoms and telecoms infrastructure M&A transactions, including in respect of towers, data centres, fibre, wireless and wireline technology. We have significant industry experience, advising on telecoms transactions in numerous countries, including across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East and our team is well recognised for such transactions worldwide. Our telecommunications advice includes acquisitions and disposals, debt and equity financing, infrastructure development, operational arrangements, regulatory matters and dispute resolution.

We also have significant experience in the negotiation and drafting of sale and purchase, debt and equity financing, master lease, build-to-suit, site management, site marketing and service level arrangements, fibre IRUs and other complex commercial contracts.

Exhibitor

Crowd SiteIntel by M2Catalyst, LLC

Introducing Crowd SiteIntel, a new business intelligence tool available through TowerXchange, which enables towercos and MNOs to better understand the locations, performance, and technologies of the towers and small cell sites in a given country, and which MNOs are tenants on each. The new service is driven by M2Catalyst’s crowdsourcing platform, which provides trillions of network measurements across 200 countries and 800 carrier networks, enabling Crowd SiteIntel users to identify opportunities to improve coverage and capacity, including in-building.

Exhibitor

ITD / ClickOnSite

ClickOnSite is a comprehensive software tool for MNOs and towercos to manage tower sites, rollouts, assets lifecycle & operations at scale. Everyone from the office to the field works on one set of data in real-time, on PC, tablet or mobile. Reports provide business intelligence. BPM automates project management. APIs connect to your other enterprise software. We have 12,000 daily users across 20 countries. ITD aims to be the #1 provider of software for managing sites and operations in Europe, Africa, Middle East and SE Asia. We are telecoms industry experts making software optimized for the industry!

Exhibitor

Infozech

Infozech is IOT based cost optimization and revenue management solution provider for telecom infrastructure providers and operators since 1999. Infozech’s iTower Product Suite helps tower companies with Asset, Billing (Infrastructure & Energy), Site uptime and Energy Management with Analytics powered approach.

Infozech’s Analytics Product Suite enable consumers with meaningful insights for smarter decisions. We believe that “Data is itself a cost till it is associated to analytics to get actionable insights”. Infozech manages over 100,000 tower sites, tracking over 42 Million litres of fuel per year, reconciling bills worth USD 23 Million, reconciling 700,000 Assets for customers across multiple geographies.

Exhibitor

Metalogalva

Metalogalva is a Portuguese steel manufacturing company with more than 47 years of activity in fields of Energy, Communication, Transport, Lighting, Renewables and Steel Protection (with own Hot Dip Galvanizing Unit and Painting). Has 5 industrial units (total area of 60000m² and total gross area of 198000m²), with a galvanizing capacity/year of 100000 tons. Metalogalva exports 80% of its own manufacturing for more than 85 different countries. Has continuously invested on new equipment to face the requirements/delivery times of the international markets. Metalogalva promote the excellence of its services, investing in the researching, development and innovation of its products.

Exhibitor

NorthStar Battery

NorthStar is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and deploying a wide range of batteries and energy storage solutions. Our mission is to deliver reliable and sustainable power to the world.

Using advanced technology, our products have been built to ensure longer battery life, lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact. We maintain a global presence with major operations in Sweden, USA, China and the Middle East and distribution and service centers in Latin America, Europe, Africa and APAC.

Visit our booth for more information about our new innovative products including NorthStar ACE® – Wireless Battery Management!

Exhibitor

Polar Power Inc

Polar Power, Inc. (POLA), designs, manufactures and sells direct current, or DC, power systems, lithium battery powered hybrid solar systems for applications primarily in the telecommunications market. Polar’s systems provide reliable and low-cost energy for applications for off-grid and bad-grid applications with critical power needs that cannot be without power in the event of utility grid failure. Our systems integrate DC Generators, Solar PV, DC Air-conditioning, and batteries.  Our Hybrid Solar Systems provide reliable power with very low maintenance and operational costs. Our Prime Power DC Generators provide very low fuel consumption, low maintenance with 3,000-hour oil change interval and long generator life. Our Backup DC Generators provide compact, lightweight, minimum fuel storage providing long reserve.

Exhibitor

Ramboll

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 15,000 globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting. 

Asentria

Asentria provides solutions for mobile network and tower operators to manage power, security, and environmental issues at remote cell sites from their network operations center.  Telecom sites are evolving to include many new intelligent subsystem controllers for DC rectifiers, generators, cameras, access controllers, and HVAC.

Asentria securely integrates these sub-systems into our hardware based site controller to present a single interface for management of power, security and environment at remote sites.  Beyond simple alarming, Asentria generates data for comparative site analysis and provides remote access to the underlying systems for OPEX reducing cell site optimization.

Hardiman Telecommunications

Hardiman Telecommunications Ltd. was established in 1994.  We are a boutique consultancy specialised in strategy development, due diligence assessment and valuation support.  Our clients include major TowerCos, private equity funds, corporate finance / advisory and investment functions of leading banks, and telecommunications carriers. We are particularly active in end-to-end support of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

All of our staff have held profit-accountable positions with global telecommunications carriers, manufacturers and systems integration houses prior to joining us.  This allows full support of clients across the continuum from technology through to market effectiveness, spanning engineering, commercial strategy, financial structuring and proven operating methodologies.

ieng Group

I engineering Group provides end-to-end engineering infrastructure solutions to the telecommunications and power industries across Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Employing a dynamic and personal approach, we have grown rapidly since our inception in 2007 and are now operational in 17 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, KSA, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda. We offer O&M services on one hand (Active and Passive) as well as Full Turnkey Site Builds and Fiber Optic. Today, we maintain over 13,000 sites for Africa’s largest MNOs and all 4 towercos.

If you are interested in sponsoring, attending or exhibiting at TowerXchange Meetup MENA please email Annabelle Mayhew at amayhew@towerxchange.com

Media partner

Inside Towers

Inside Towers is a media outlet serving the wireless infrastructure industry. Its digital newsletter’s coverage is extensive and delivered straight to your inbox at 6 a.m. each day. Its veteran editorial staff provides breaking, relevant and actionable news regarding data centers, macro towers, 5G, DAS and small cells, in-building, emerging technologies and so much more. 

With 20+ media partnerships, Inside Towers is able to cover key industry events, so you stay up to speed. Tens of thousands of subscribers, web users and social media followers rely on Inside Towers, day in and day out, to stay ahead of the curve in this fast-paced industry. Inside Towers also offers a tower database powered by OneVizion, that leverages and organizes FCC data and a telecom directory, Tower-Pro.com, where you can search over 3,500 company listings by name, category or location.

Media partner

Teletimes International

Teletimes International, a premier business publication focused towards the Telecom, Satellite and ICT sectors of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, proactively leverages knowledge and insights from executives and decision makers.  In its 14thyear of publication, Teletimes is media partner to almost all major events and conferences in these regions.

Envisioning a scholarly publication, Teletimes actively participates in high profile industry events, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to provide the latest research, analyses and developments to its readers. Teletimes has achieved a qualitative edge by capitalizing on the age-old need for information. Visit www.teletimesinternational.com for Online Edition and more information.