Why and how Airtel sold their African towers

Christian De Faria, CEO of Airtel Africa, heralds the maturation of African telecoms toward a new era of infrastructure sharing

Read this article to learn:

  • Why Airtel established their own towerco then divested their towers in Africa
  • Why Airtel ran their African tower sale process in-house
  • Liaising with regulators
  • What will happen to the towers in the countries where the tower transaction has been cancelled
  • How Airtel manages relationships with towercos

Christian De Faria joined Airtel in September 2013 as CEO of their African Operations, having previously been Group CCO for MTN. Christian’s first exposure to tower outsourcing came while serving as VP of West and Central Africa for MTN, where he was part of the decision making unit which established the valuation and operational issues…

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