Russia and CIS FAQs (updated May 2016)

Over 25 questions and answers to help you understand the tremendous opportunities within the Russian and CIS tower markets

Read this article to learn:

  • The creation of the three leading Russian MNOs' towercos and their plans for monetisation
  • The independent towercos and investors bidding to acquire Russia's towers
  • The relative value and complexity of management of towers versus rooftops
  • The prospects of Russian towerco business models extending beyond towers to fibre and power
  • Forecasts for new tower builds and for the percentage of towers that will be owned by towercos by 2017

As the largest country on the planet, Russian telecom networks are made up of ~42,100 towers and ~75,000 rooftops across its populated regions, most of which remain operator-captive. In a fiercely competitive MNO landscape with relatively few shared sites, only Russian Towers, Vertical and a couple of other smaller towercos are steadily creating an independent…

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