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Eaton snaps up Airtel towers

In another major cellular tower deal in Africa, Eaton Towers has acquired 3 500 base stations in six countries belonging to Indian-headquartered mobile network operator Bharti Airtel. In terms of the deal, Airtel will have a 10-year lease contract on the towers. Eaton already owns

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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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Eaton lands $60m in new financing

African cellular tower specialist Eaton Towers has secured US$60m in debt financing from Standard Bank’s Stanbic Uganda unit and the International Finance Corp (IFC) to build and develop new and existing telecommunications towers in Uganda. The financing includes a

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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