News Archive
June 2016
Eaton Towers announces sale of tower portfolio in South Africa to ATC South Africa - 1 June 2016
Eaton Towers Group, a leading independent African tower company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its South African towers to ATC South Africa for an undisclosed sum.

October 2015
Airtel and Eaton Towers Conclude Tower Sale Agreement in Burkina Faso - 27 October 2015
New Delhi/ London, October 27, 2015: Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), the third largest mobile services provider globally, with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa (through its subsidiary company Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV), and Eaton Towers, a leading independent telecoms tower company in Africa, today announced the conclusion of the sale and purchase of the tower assets of Bharti Airtel Burkina Faso.

April 2015
Eaton Towers exceeds target by raising $350m and signs pivotal agreement in Egypt - 30 April 2015
Eaton Towers, the leading independent telecommunications tower company in Africa, announced that it has raised $350 million in new equity resources from existing and new shareholders, to fund expansion and acquisitions across Africa.

November 2014
Eaton Towers Appoints Jimmy Eisenstein as Chairman - 7 November
Eaton Towers announced the appointment of Jimmy Eisenstein as Non-Executive Chairman.

September 2014
Eaton Towers acquires Airtel towers in 6 countries - 8 September
Eaton Towers to acquire over 3500 towers in 6 countries across Africa,with Airtel having a 10-year lease contract.

June 2013
Telkom Kenya signs tower management partnership with Eaton Towers - 14 June
Integrated telecommunications services provider, Telkom Kenya, which operates Orange's mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services in Kenya, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure.

June 2013
Eaton Towers signs 15 year tower management deal with Telkom Kenya and announces new equity financing - 13 June
London - Eaton Towers, a leading pan-African tower company, today announces that it has signed a deal with Telkom Kenya covering its existing portfolio of over 1,000 towers.

October 2012
Eaton Towers secures $60m debt facility for Uganda tower investments - October 30
London. Eaton Towers ("Eaton" or the "Group"), the African tower ownership and management company, has secured $60m in debt financing from Standard Bank Group, acting through Stanbic Uganda, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), to build and develop new and existing telecom towers across Uganda.

August 2012
Eaton Towers appoints executive team in Ghana - August 15
London. Eaton Towers ("Eaton" or the "Group"), the African tower ownership and management company, has appointed Gareth Townley as Managing Director and Adnan Quddus as Chief Financial Officer of its Ghanaian operations.

March 2012
Eaton Towers, leading African tower company announces further major investment in Uganda with purchase of Warid Telecom towers - March 19
Eaton Towers, the leading African tower company announced a further major investment in Uganda, with the acquisition of 400 towers from Warid Telecom Uganda. Eaton will own and maintain the towers while Warid and other mobile operators will be long-term tenants on the towers.

Orange Uganda signs passive network management partnership with Eaton Towers - March 14
Orange Uganda, a subsidiary of France Telecom-Orange that provides mobile and multimedia telecommunications services in Uganda, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Eaton Towers for the sale and management of its passive network infrastructure and assets.

Orange Ouganda signe un partenariat avec Eaton Towers pour la gestion de son réseau passif - Mars 14

January 2012
Eaton Towers secures $30m debt facility for Ghana tower investments - January 12
African tower ownership and management company Eaton Towers has secured a $30m debt facility from Standard Bank Group, acting through Stanbic Bank Ghana and the Standard Bank of South Africa, to build and develop both existing and new telecom towers across Ghana.

December 2011
Eaton Towers appoints Peter Lewis as CFO - December 5
Lewis joins Eaton Towers from Millicom, the formerly NASDAQ-listed telecoms operator that focused on growth markets in Africa and Central and South America.

November 2011
Eaton Towers' co-founder Terry Rhodes publishes LBS paper: Managing Ethically in Corrupt Environments.
Read article here

October 2011
KPMG Report: Passive Infrastructure Sharing in Telecommunications
KPMG provides analysis on the growing trend for infrastructure sharing among cellular operators. The research highlights examples of where this strategy is proving most useful and profiles Eaton Towers.
Read full report here

September 2011
Eaton Towers secures $150 million funding for Africa - September 19
Capital International invests $150 million of private equity in Eaton Towers to expand its tower-sharing business in Africa.

FT report: Telecoms on a fast track - September 11
Few sectors are undergoing as rapid an evolution as the telecommunications industry – and the pace of change shows no sign of slowing. The sharing of mobile towers has become increasingly widespread in emerging markets across the continent.

May 2011
BBC Africa Business Support interview with Eaton Towers' CEO, Alan Harper - May 9

August 2010
Delta Partners Group Report: Tower assets in Africa: Move now before it's check-mate.
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April 2009
Delta Partners Group Report: Tower sharing in Middle East and Africa: Collaborating in competition
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