Nigeria migrates to the independent tower company business model

TowerXchange’s analysis of the Nigerian tower market, where 85% of towers will be owned or operated by independent towercos by y/e 2014

Read this article to learn:

  • The current size and change shape of the Nigerian telecom tower market
  • Nigeria enters an era of collaborative network planning
  • Why Nigeria’s towers are worth valuations above their replacement cost
  • Contenders for Airtel’s Nigerian towers, which have yet to be sold
  • The challenge of bringing cell site energy solutions in Nigeria up to co-location standard (99.9% uptime)

(Editor’s note: this article was substantially updated on 10/9/14 to reflect IHS’s acquisition of 9,151 towers from MTN Nigeria) IHS acquired 2,136 towers from Etisalat Nigeria in August, then added a further 9,151 towers from MTN Nigeria in September 2015, giving IHS an estimated 56% share of Nigeria’s towers. With Airtel’s ~4,000 Nigerian towers also…

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