The new shape of the Russian tower market

MegaFon and MTS join VEON in executing upon their tower strategies

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Read this article to learn:

  • Details behind MTS' formation of Tower Infrastructure Company
  • Insights into the tower deal between MegaFon and Vertical
  • How the Russian tower landscape has changed and what's next
  • How tower ownership breaks down in Russia
  • Challenges and timelines for rolling out 5G
  • Organic and inorganic growth opportunities in the market

In the past three months, three of Russia’s operators have revealed plans for their tower portfolios. VEON was the first to move, selling 15,400 sites to Service Telecom; MTS came next with shareholders approving the formation of wholly owned towerco, Tower Infrastructure Company; then MegaFon announced the formation of a new independent towerco in conjunction…

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