KPR Consult: The real costs of decommissioning towers

Removal of steel and concrete is the tip of the iceberg: the real cost in the cancellation of leases

Read this article to learn:

  • What decommissioning really costs
  • The environmental issues you need to consider
  • The criticality of involving an experienced third party in lease cancellation negotiations
  • Recovering value: sale and scrap
  • Conclusions: the economics of decommissioning

An increasing proportion of tower markets feature a decommissioning component – particularly in developed markets such as Europe. One international towerco strategist told us “no towerco has ever completed a large scale decommissioning project to prove the economics of consolidating towers, deploying capex to release oneself from lease costs, and improving EBITDA in the medium…

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