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Airtel offloads 3,500 towers to Eaton

The outsourcing of cell tower management continues apace in Africa as Bharti Airtel on Monday agreed to offload over 3,500 telecom towers to emerging markets management company Eaton Towers.

Orange Kenya offloads tower management

Telkom Kenya, which operates fixed and mobile services under the Orange brand in the country, on Friday signed a 15 year outsourcing deal with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure.

Orange Uganda enters into network management partnership with Eaton Towers

Orange Uganda has entered into a 15-year passive network management partnership with Eaton Towers. The deal will see Orange Uganda’s outsource the operation and maintenance of its existing sites to Eaton Towers, while providing build-to-suit for new sites with a view to reducing costs and capital expenditure.

African tower firm scores $150m funding

African tower management firm Eaton Towers said Monday it has secured equity funding worth $150m from Capital International Private Equity Funds (CIPEF), a private equity investor focused on emerging markets.

MTN starts up tower sharing firm in Ghana

Pan-African carrier MTN has followed Vodafone’s lead in Ghana, embarking upon a tower sharing venture with specialist firm American Tower Corporation. MTN Ghana and American Tower are to establish a joint venture, TowerCo Ghana, to be 51 per cent held by American and 49 per cent held by MTN, with the operator as the anchor tenant, on commercial terms, on each of the towers being purchased.

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