Vodafone creating a 58,000 tower ‘virtual towerco’ – what could this mean for European towers?

As the new Vodafone CEO moots a tower sale, TowerXchange investigates the options open to MNOs looking to monetise their towers

Read this article to learn:

  • The footprint of Vodafone’s towers
  • How Vodafone Procurement Company adds value to a sale
  • What options are open to European MNOs
  • The pros and cons of carve out towercos
  • Likely bidders for Vodafone’s assets

Vodafone are the latest in a snowballing number of European MNOs to state their interest in monetising their towers, hoping to reduce their €31bn debt burden through the sale of a stake in a new ‘virtual towerco’ encompassing 58,000 towers across the continent. They follow European MNOs Altice, Sunrise, Bouygues, KPN, Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell…

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