Founded in 2008 by Sanjiv Ahuja (ex CEO Orange), Alan Harper (ex Vodafone UK MD) and Terry Rhodes (ex Celtel co-founder), Eaton is a truly independent London-based infrastructure-sharing company owning and managing towers across Africa.
Eaton Towers is a fast growing, successful company offering tower sharing on more than 1,500 towers in Ghana, Uganda and South Africa.
Eaton is backed by Capital International, one of the largest and most successful investors in emerging markets and by DPI, the specialist African-focused fund.
African mobile network operators are facing increased demand for voice services driven by price competition and for data services as more customers demand smartphones and Internet access.
Network build and operating costs are significantly higher in Africa, yet revenues per customer are falling and regulators are seeking additional rural coverage and improvements in quality of service. Therefore mobile network operators are actively seeking to reduce capital and operating costs.
Approximately 50% of towers in Africa are owned by five big operator groups: Vodafone, Orange, MTN, Airtel and Etisalat - all of whom are implementing tower-sharing strategies.
To date Vodafone and Orange have selected Eaton as their partner for tower sharing transactions in Africa.
Eaton Towers Limited
Registered in England and Wales
Company Number: 7724924
Registered office address: 1st Floor, 103 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1QS
VAT number 127745107 ******Eaton Compliance Officer: Craig Morris