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American Tower Corporation’s (ATC) African operations and Airtel Africa plc (Airtel Africa, or the Group) today announced that they have entered a multi-year, multi-product agreement, leveraging ATC’s vast portfolio of communications sites and new site and product development capabilities across its footprint in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Uganda in support of Airtel Africa’s network rollout....

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Airtel Africa has started selling its telecom towers in Africa. The company, which needs these infrastructures to continue its activities and extend the coverage of its network, calls on independent companies of telecommunications towers like American Tower.  The telecommunications group Airtel Africa PLC announced on Monday, October 10, that it had signed a multi-year partnership agreement...

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Operators are increasingly interested in monetizing their telecom tower assets. MTN, Vodacom, Telkom and Airtel Africa have already explored this option. The Qatari telecommunications company Ooredoo Group announced on Monday September 26 that it plans to sell 20,000 of its telecommunications towers in several of its markets including Algeria and Tunisia. To carry out this operation, the...

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Michael Magambo, former Helios Towers and American Tower executive, has been appointed managing director of Vodacom’s soon-to-be-launched TowerCo. The appointment comes as plans are at an advanced stage to separate Vodacom SA’s tower portfolio, and a new company to manage the assets will soon be operational. Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub recently provided an update on the...

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An energy services company and a telecommunications service provider are teaming up in Nigeria to transition mobile cell towers from diesel to solar and bundle electricity and connectivity solutions for off-grid communities. Husk Power Systems and Hotspot Network have already converted almost 20 of the telecom’s mobile towers for diesel power to solar. They expect...

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Vodacom Group will retain full ownership of a new subsidiary that will take over its South African tower business, it said on Thursday, announcing a 5.2% rise in first-quarter revenue. Formation of the telecommunications tower company, which follows similar actions by Vodacom’s rivals, is not yet complete, CEO Shameel Joosub said. South African telecoms firms have...

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…Operators to obtain NAMA clearance permit before mast erection… NCC warns service providers against anti-competitive adverts Going by the new guidelines on technical specifications for the deployment of infrastructure in the communications sector in Nigeria, telecommunications operators risk N250, 000 fines over any abandoned tower. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in the document dated 2022,...