First independent tower firm opens for business

28 Jul 2010

ITNews Africa reports that Tanzania’s first independently owned tower company, Eaton Tanzania, has opened for business in the capital, Dar Es Salaam. The newcomer will build and manage towers to support domestic mobile operators in an industry which is forecast to reach 33 million subscribers in the next four years. ‘This is a very exciting time for the mobile industry in Tanzania, which is set for rapid growth. We are open for business now and ready with our extensive expertise and local experience to partner with mobile operators,’ said David Hunter, country manager of Eaton Towers Tanzania. ‘We’ll manage their towers and help them rapidly roll out new sites so that they can focus on their customers whilst reaping the compelling economic benefits of tower sharing without having to make any additional capital expenditure,’ he added.