TowerXchange’s analysis of the global tower industry

Industry created only 20 years ago now owns over 60% of the world’s towers, valued at over US$250bn

Read this article to learn:

  • How many telecom towers are there in the world, and how many are owned by towercos?
  • A comparison of towerco penetration by region
  • The parallel evolution of the US and Indian towerco business models
  • A new towerco business model for Europe?

TowerXchange estimate there to be a little over three and a quarter million telecom towers in the world, of which 61.1% are now owned and operated by towercos. The transformation of the telecoms infrastructure ecosystem began in the U.S. in the mid nineties, where the independent towerco model has thrived. We estimate 82% of US…

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