TowerXchange’s state of the market: SSA tower industry growth 2014-15

Majority of desirable towers now transferred; transactions to slow in 2015

Read this article to learn:

  • The state of the independent tower market in Africa today, and the unprecedented growth achieved in 2014
  • Four more African tower transactions in the pipeline for H1 2015
  • Proof of tenancy ratio and TCF growth, plus pipeline transparency, drives the investibility of SSA towers
  • Implications of the ‘end of the parallel infrastructure era’ for the supply chain

In the two years between the publication of the first edition of the TowerXchange Journal in December 2012 and December 2014, the number of towers owned and managed by independent towercos rose from 17,000 (12% of Africa’s towers) to 47,600 (29%). The SSA towerco market is dominated by the ‘Big Four’; private equity backed towercos…

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