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Infrastructure Sharing in Africa and the Middle East: Debt Reduction and Rural Coverage Requirements Drive Sharing

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Market Study
Published: October 2015
Pages: For full details, please email deborahf@cmsinfo.com
Research from: Pyramid Research
Sector: Networks & Infrastructure

From: GBP 747.00
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Summary

In the Africa and Middle East region, passive infrastructure sharing is finally beginning to gain momentum, primarily through the offloading of towers to independent tower management companies. Driving the trend in Africa is the need to cost-effectively reach low-density, rural areas and to lower the cost of operating network towers, which due to the exceedingly high energy costs on the continent can be exorbitant. In the Middle East, meanwhile, the need to quickly roll out state-of-the-art 4G networks will push operators into both passive and active sharing agreements. Many of the region’s largest operators, including Airtel, MTN and Orange have embraced infrastructure sharing as a way to reduce capex and opex. Others, such as Econet Wireless in Zimbabwe and Safaricom in Kenya, have butted heads with regulators over the issue of mandated infrastructure sharing.


Synopsis

‘Infrastructure Sharing in Africa and the Middle East: Debt Reduction and Rural Coverage Requirements Drive Sharing,’ a Telecom Insider Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes the various types of infrastructure sharing, the operational and economic benefits as well as the risks and concerns of operators around sharing their infrastructure assets. The report also explains the factors supporting and hindering infrastructure sharing, with examples from several markets in Africa and the Middle East and helps the market players:

•Define infrastructure sharing and the various business models employed in the Africa/Middle East region.

•Identify the operational and economic benefits of mobile infrastructure sharing.

•Understand obstacles to mobile infrastructure sharing

•Learn from best practices in the region.

 

Reasons To Buy

•Offers a comprehensive and detailed understanding of infrastructure sharing in the mobile telecommunications markets in Africa and the Middle East, including an investigation of the factors that are driving infrastructure sharing.

•Provides information regarding the local developments in mobile network deployment, management and outsourcing provide a resource for more detailed planning, while its actionable analysis of current trends offers a wider perspective.

•Taking a broad yet detailed perspective, includes recent agreements for active and passive infrastructure sharing as well as tower offloading deals by operators, helping executives understand the markets where infrastructure sharing arrangements are more keenly pursued.

•The key finding enables the operators, tower companies, vendors and regulators to extract the crucial trends in network sharing in Africa and the Middle East, while its forward-looking recommendations help them develop effective longer-term strategies for their networks.

•Boasts of presentation quality that allows it to be turned into presentable material immediately for the executive-level audience


Companies mentioned in this product:

Altice American Tower Atlas Towers Bharti Airtel Camtel Cell C Cellcom du Eaton Towers Econet Wireless Etisalat Golan Telecom Helios Tower Hot Mobile IHS Holding IHS Towers Infratel Lebara Mirs Communications Mobily Mobinil MTN Multi Links NetOne Ooredoo Orange Partner Communications Pelephone PHI Networks Safaricom Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Sonatel Square 1 Infrastructure Starcomms SWAP Telecel Zimbabwe Telecom Egypt Telenor TeliaSonera Telkom Tigo TowerXchange Virgin Mobile Vodacom Vodafone Warid Zain .

 

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