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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

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

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

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

MTN SA is considering selling as much as half of its base station infrastructure in SA to improve the efficiency of its capital structure, says MD Karel Pienaar. “We have been looking at this for a long time,” according to Pienaar, who says the company is weighing the economic pros and cons of selling the towers

Dimension Data division Internet Solutions (IS) has signed a five-year contract with the SA arm of American Tower Corporation (ATC) in terms of which it will use ATC’s towers to offer wireless solutions. IS says the deal will “position it” to offer fourth-generation (4G) broadband services when these become

American Tower Corporation (ATC), the company that acquired Cell C’s base station infrastructure last year in a R430m deal, has begun building its own mobile telecommunications towers from scratch in areas where operators have poor coverage. ATC SA CEO Pieter Nel says the company has just completed

MTN has sold 1 000 of its base stations in Uganda to a new company, 51% held by tower-sharing company American Tower Corp (ATC) and 49% held by the JSE-listed mobile telecommunications group. The new company is known as TowerCo Uganda. The $175m deal comes

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

Tower sharing may be the solution to the dual problem of increasing demand for network capacity and the revenue pressures facing SA operators. Johan Smith, head of Africa telecommunications group at KPMG, says the industry, regulators and government need