BMI on the Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger tower markets

Guest columnist Kenechi Okeleke looks at three countries where Airtel and Etisalat are considering outsourcing their towers

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  • Risks: <15% electrification, low population density and low ARPUs
  • The nature of potential security threats from Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram
  • Domestic political volatility
  • Opportunities: multiple MNOs with fierce competition and a long runway for subscriber growth
  • Encouraging macroeconomic growth

Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger offer strong expansion opportunities for independent tower firms considering the level of mobile competition and the prospect of subscriptions growth in each of the countries. But are the risks worth the efforts and investment? BMI highlights some risks that tower firms and their suppliers must consider in their bids to…

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