2017 report

Access key take homes, insights and attendee profiles from the 2017 Meetup

The proceedings from the 2017 Meetup will be available to download in early November. Access key take homes from panel debates and roundtable discussions at the region’s most focussed gathering of tower industry professionals.

The 2016 report included:

– TowerXchange’s analysis of the MEA tower industry
– The top 20 tips for achieving operational excellence
– Deepening the level of infrastructure sharing at Orange,Telenor, Safaricom and Cell C
– Energy priorities for sub-Saharan African MNOs and towercos
– Financing options and exit strategies for MEA’s towercos
– M&A, towerco consolidation and maturation in sub-Saharan Africa
– MNO passive infrastructure strategies in MENA
– Improving urban and rural coverage in East Africa
– A shake-up of South Africa’s telecoms infrastructure
– Working group reports on distributed generation, energy storage, RMS and civil works/ O&M
– Full attendee list
– TowerXchange industry award winners


Thank you for a greatly organised conference. It’s difficult to create a conference with a good balance of representatives from all relevant stakeholders and you guys did that brilliantly
General Manager, Strategy, Saudi Telecom Company

Attending Towerxchange in Africa gives me the perfect opportunity and environment to meet all the people I need to network with. It is highly cost effective considering how many existing relationships can be revisited and the new ones that are discovered
CTO, GSM Systems

A great and rare moment in industry life where an active actor can return home with the feeling of having achieved half year’s work in terms of learning, benchmarking and assessing new solutions and suppliers. The event brings together the industry to aid the sector in reaching a high level of operational excellence and efficiency
Director, M&A Capital & Executive Board Member, Al Karama Towers

Download TowerXchange Meetup Africa & ME 2016 report