Telefónica to accelerate tower monetisation plans

Mobile giant to explore options for c. 50,000 European and CALA sites

Read this article to learn:

  • Telefónica’s history of monetising its tower portfolio and motivations to do so
  • Market by market tower counts for Telefónica and its infraco subsidiary Telxius
  • Factors impacting the value of towers in Telefónica’s different markets
  • What monetisation strategies could the MNO follow?

On 10 September 2019, Telefónica announced plans to accelerate the monetisation of its tower portfolio. The operator, which owns a portfolio of 68,000 sites across 12 markets had already commenced a tower monetisation strategy back in 2016 through the creation of its infrastructure subsidiary, Telxius, into which it has since transferred c. 18,000 towers and…

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