Telkom Kenya Signs 15-Year Tower Management Agreement
Published on: 14th Jun 2013
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Telkom Kenya has signed an agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure. The fifteen year tower management and leasing deal is focused on both the maintenance of existing sites by Eaton Towers and the building of new sites.
Telkom Kenya will retain ownership of its existing portfolio of over 1,000 towers while Eaton Towers will invest in passive infrastructure upgrades and build new towers to provide Telkom Kenya with improved coverage and network quality.
Alan Harper, Chief Executive of Eaton Towers, said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Telkom Kenya as the first infrastructure tower company to operate in Kenya. This agreement extends our successful relationship with the Orange Group in Africa and brings significant benefits to all parties."
The agreement represents an important step forward in Orange's efforts to improve efficiency and control operating costs across its footprint in Africa. Sharing passive infrastructure is a key part of this strategy and similar deals have already been struck in Uganda, Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire.