What IHS Towers’ MTN deal means for South Africa

MTN are selling their South African towers, what does it mean for IHS Towers and for Africa’s leading telecom tower market?

Read this article to learn:

  • MTN and IHS Towers’ deal
  • What’s happening in the South African market
  • How will IHS Towers’ ESCO deal in South Africa work
  • The context for the deals for MTN and IHS Towers
  • What comes next for IHS Towers

IHS Towers announced on 17 November that it had signed a deal with MTN to acquire 5,709 towers in South Africa. The deal between Africa’s largest mobile operator and largest towerco also included a power-as-a-service (PaaS) deal at approximately 12,800 MTN sites, which means IHS Towers will manage power at sites it owns and sites…

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