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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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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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MTN may sell SA base stations

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

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IS in tower deal with ATC

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

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American Tower to build own base stations

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

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