Zain pioneering the sale of towers in the MENA region

Zain has announced two deals with IHS Towers for its Saudi and Kuwaiti towers, TowerXchange find out what happened behind the scenes

Read this article to learn:

  • Why Zain is selling its towers and what it means for other Middle Eastern MNOs
  • How tower sales are perceived internally in the Middle East
  • What happens when regulators with limited experience of tower deals get involved
  • Zain’s plans for its towers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

In a regional first, in October 2017, Zain announced that it had reached a deal with IHS Towers for the sale and leaseback of its tower portfolios in Kuwait, in November 2018 news followed that Zain had agreed another sale and leaseback agreement with IHS Towers in Saudi Arabia. The transactions should be finalised imminently….

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