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Independent cellphone tower operator Eaton Towers has secured US$150m in equity funding from Capital International Private Equity Funds (Cipef), a private equity investor that focuses on emerging markets. The funding will be used to acquire, build and

UK-based tower infrastructure company Eaton Telecom has signed its first deal with Vodafone Ghana. The 10-year contract will see Eaton take over the operations and co-location management of 750 of Vodafone Ghana’s base-stations.

Cell C’s plan to sell its network of base stations should be concluded within the next four weeks, says CEO Lars Reichelt. In March, TechCentral broke the news that SA’s smallest mobile operator was considering selling parts of its base station network, and then leasing that infrastructure back from the winning bidder.

UK-based tower infrastructure company Eaton Telecom has opened an office in Tanzania. Eaton, founded by three top-level telecommunications industry executives, has had its sights set on the booming African mobile market for some time. The company builds, buys and manages base stations on behalf of cellular operators, a business that is starting to gain traction with African operators.