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Eaton sells SA towers to ATC

Eaton Towers has sold its base station tower portfolio in South Africa to rival American Tower Corp. Eaton said on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to sell about 300

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MTN may sell SA towers: report

MTN has entered into discussions with fast-growing pan-African mobile phone tower operator IHS Holding with a view to selling its South African tower portfolio, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Quoting an unnamed source

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Telkom may be planning tower sale

Telkom may be planning to sell its network of base stations as it looks to reduce costs, a news report suggested on Thursday. According to news wire agency Bloomberg, Telkom is working

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Rwanda to offer free national Wi-Fi

Rwanda is hoping for a boom in business with plans to offer free Wi-Fi-based Internet access nationwide, starting with a roll-out in the capital city, Kigali. The Rwandan government started the city-wide roll-out last month, targeting schools, public buildings, bus stations and hotels in the city first. IT minister

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Vodacom in $75m tower sale

Vodacom is selling more than a thousand of its base stations in Tanzania to tower operator Helios in a deal worth about US$75m, according to a UK media report. This is the first time that Vodacom has sold tower infrastructure to a third party, the Financial Times newspaper reported at the weekend. Its South African

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MTN inches closer to tower sale

MTN has moved to play down a report that suggested it has entered into “formal discussions” to sell as many as half of its South African base stations to tower management company American Tower Corp. International telecommunications investment information website

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Half of Africa’s towers up for grabs

Independent telecommunications tower operator, Nigerian-founded IHS Group, believes that half of the 170 000 base stations built by mobile operators in Africa will be considered for outsourcing within the next three to five years as pressure

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8ta, Cell C merger talk a ‘sideshow’

If newspaper reports this week are to believed, Telkom’s mobile arm, branded in the consumer market as 8ta, may be soon be merged with third mobile operator Cell C. But analysts caution it’s too early to get carried away. With cabinet yet to consider communications minister Dina Pule’s

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