Helios Towers plans to use about $450-million in newly raised funds to expand into African countries, reviving an expansion plan that was put on hold by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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
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
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