MNOs seek alternatives to towercos

Towercos remain important partners for towercos in Africa, but unless they respond to MNO concerns they will miss out on opportunities

Read this article to learn:

  • Mobile operators’ frustrations with towercos
  • Proposals for new arrangements for towerco-MNO relations
  • Alternatives to towercos being explored by MNOs
  • Worries about preparations by towercos for LTE and 5G
  • Overcoming limitations on rural roll-outs

TowerXchange Meetup Africa opened with a mobile network operator-led panel on the 8th October 2019. Our panellists discussed their aims and goals for improving towerco-MNO relations, and also the alternatives which mobile operators were exploring for helping them build networks faster and reach customers more quickly. We welcomed Airtel Africa’s CTO Razvan Urugeanu, Navi Naidoo,…

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