Sale of FPS could transform the French tower market

The battle for market leadership between TDF, Cellnex and prospective new entrants may pivot on the critical FPS portfolio

Read this article to learn:

  • How many points of service each French MNO has, and how many 4G sites
  • The breakdown of ground based towers versus rooftops in France, and who owns what
  • Who the prospective bidders are for FPS Towers
  • The structure of the broadcast tower market in France
  • The receding threats of RANsharing and MNO consolidation

The opening salvos have been exchanged in the battle for leadership of the French tower market. TDF entered into an agreement to acquire competitive broadcast infrastructure provider ITAS TIM, and their 420 towers, for a reported €100mn. While TDF currently has market leadership, with 20% of France’s ground based telecom towers, pan-European tower giant Cellnex…

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