An operator’s experience of working with towercos

Orange’s experiences with infrastructure sharing, QoS and BTS in partnership with IHS in Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire

Read this article to learn:

  • The three main reasons for QoS challenges
  • Adoption of infrastructure sharing in Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire
  • The proportion of total energy cost spent on fuel vs grid in Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire
  • Pros and cons of partnering with towercos for build-to-suit programmes
  • Pros and cons of there being a single towerco in a country, from the operator’s perspective

In 2013, Orange outsourced a little over 2,000 towers in Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire to IHS under a managed services plus build-to-suit programme. The deal followed soon after MTN transferring a similar number of towers to the same towerco, so TowerXchange thought it would be timely to reflect on the first year or so of…

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