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Global Telecom Tower Trends Industry

  • January 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 33 pages

"Telecom towers are referred to as cell sites or cell towers that are built for providing services within a specified region. Telecom towers exhibit different cellular ranges, which primarily depends on the size, frequency and power ratings of the transmitter, and on overlap offered by other towers in the region."

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Telecom Towers market worldwide encompassing India, Africa, Middle East, and Indonesia. Supported with 1 market data table, the report provides a review of market trends, growth drivers, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. In addition, 80 companies operating in the Telecom Towers arena worldwide including American Tower Corp., Aster Pvt. Ltd., Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Bharti Infratel Ltd., Eaton Towers Ltd., GTL Infrastructure Ltd., and others are profiled.

Table Of Contents

Global Telecom Tower Trends Industry


A Prelude

India - A Major Telecom Tower Market

Market Overview

Emergence of Tower Industry

Types of Towers

Ground Based Tower

Roof-Top Tower

Regulatory Scenario

Growth Prospects

Market Drivers

New Service Roll Outs to Drive Growth in Indian Tower Infrastructure

Growth Inhibitors

Lack of Dedicated Power Grid Supply Poses Challenges

Environmental Concerns

Construction of Telecom Towers - Prerequisites and Challenges

Challenges in Deploying Towers

Maintenance - The Bigger Issue

2G License Cancellations Dampening Business Opportunities

Emerging Trends

Green Mobile Telecom Towers

Competitive Scenario

Table 1: Indian Telecom Tower Market by Company (2012) Percentage Market Share Breakdown by Volume for Indus Towers, BSNL, Reliance Infotel, GTL Infra, Viom Networks, and Others

Major Indian Players and their Important Attributes

Indian Telecom Towers Market Witnessing Significant Consolidation



Tower Sharing - New Trend to Reduce Operational Costs


Middle East



IHS to Expand Market Presence in Africa

MTNL to Install Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers in Mumbai

Reliance Jio Infocomm to Lease Bharti Infratel Towers

Reliance Communications Inks Agreement with Aircel

Reliance to Setup New Telecom Towers in India to Offer Seamless Connectivity

Smile Telecom Holdings Forms Partnership with Alcatel to Offer LTE Technology

Axiata Group to Collaborate with Idea Cellular

Bharti Infratel Inks Agreement with Omnigrid Micropower

Bharti Infratel Enters into Partnership with OMC Power

Bharti Infratel Inks Memorandum of Understanding with GSMA

Bouygues Telecom Inks Deal with Antin Infrastructure Partners

BSNL to Spin-off Telecom Tower Business

Eaton Towers to Set Up New Transmitter Towers in Africa

Eaton Towers Acquires Telecom Towers from Warid Telecom Uganda

Infotel Broadband to Establish New Towers for 4G Services

Orange Uganda and Eaton Towers Ink Definitive Agreement

RITCOE Unveils Innovative Simulation Tool for Telecom Towers Operators

SBA Communications Takes Over Wireless Towers from Brazilian Broadband Wireless Carrier

SBA Communications Acquires TowerCo II Holdings

Smartfren Telecom Divests Tower Assets to IntiBangun Sejahtera

Tower Bersama Takes Over Towers from Indosat

Viom Networks to Use Alternative Power Resources for Tower Operations

Wendel Inks Subscription Agreement with IHS Holding

XL Axiata to Divest Telecom Towers

Ascend Telecom Merges with India Telecom Infra

India Telecom Infra and New Silk Route Merge

Indus Towers Introduces Solar Power Pilot Program for Mobile Phone Towers

Tigo DRC Divests Towers to Helios Towers

Air Liquide and BhartiAirtel Announce New Pilot Project

American Tower Acquires Essar Telecom Infrastructure

GTL Infrastructure Acquires Tower Assets from Aircel

KEC International Acquires SAE Towers

MSIF-led Consortium Acquires Stake in Viom Networks

Reliance Communications Inks Deal with GTL Infrastructure

Vodafone Ghana Inks Agreement with Eaton Towers


AAPL Infra Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Abertis Infrastructure SA (Spain)

American Tower Corporation (USA)

Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Associated Power Structures Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Aster Pvt., Ltd. (India)

ATandT Towers (USA)

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (India)

Bharti Infratel Ltd. (India)

Big Bend Towers (USA)

BTS Tower Development LLC (USA)

Capital Telecom (USA)

Central States Tower (USA)

CiG Wireless Corporation (USA)

Communication-Enhancement LLC (USA)

ComSites West (USA)

Crown Castle (USA)

CTI Towers, Inc. (USA)

Day Wireless Systems (USA)

Delmec Engineering Ltd. (Ireland)

Diamond Communications LLC (USA)

Eaton Towers Ltd. (UK)

Effioa Indus Capital Ltd. (India)

Essenn Telecom Ltd. (India)

Foresite Towers LLC (USA)

Ganges Internationale Pvt., Ltd. (India)

GTL Infrastructure Ltd. (India)

Helios Towers (Nigeria)

Helios Towers Africa (UK)

Helios Towers Ghana (Ghana)

Hemphill LLC (USA)

Herreros (Chile)

Horizon Tower LLC (USA)

Horvath Communications, Inc. (USA)

ICOMM Tele Ltd. (India)

Indus Towers Ltd. (India)

Industrial Communications (USA)

InSite Towers LLC (USA)

JNS Towers LLC (USA)

KEC International Ltd. (India)

KGI Wireless, Inc. (USA)

Krish Global (India)

MasTec, Inc. (USA)

Mer Telecom Ltd. (Israel)

Message Center Management, Inc. (USA)

Mid Atlantic Tower LLC (USA)

Minnesota Towers, Inc. (USA)

Multiband Corporation (USA)

NU TEK India Ltd. (India)

Poly Qual India Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Pragati Electrocom (P) Ltd. (India)

PT Sarana Menara Nusantara TBK (Indonesia)

PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure TBK (Indonesia)

PT. Solusi Tunas Pratama Tbk (Indonesia)

Ramboll Group A/S (Denmark)

Reliance Infratel Ltd. (India)

Russian Towers LLC (Russia)

SAE Towers Holdings LLC (USA)

Safe Towers Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Safeer Integrated Systems Company LLC (UAE)

SBA Communications Corporation (USA)

SCANA Corporation (SCANA Communications) (USA)

Skyway Towers (USA)

Subcarrier Communications (USA)

Sujana Towers Ltd. (India)

Synergy Creations (I) Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Synergy Telecommunications (India)

Tarpon Towers LLC (USA)

Telava Wireless, Inc. (USA)

The AN Wireless Tower Company (USA)

Tower Acquisitions (USA)

Tower Vision India Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Towercom Ltd. (Ireland)

Towerking.com (USA)

Trident Structures Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Unitech Power Transmission Ltd. (India)

Viom Networks Ltd. (India)

Wireless Properties (USA)

Xingular Telecom Projects India Pvt., Ltd. (India)

Zamil New Delhi Infrastructure Pvt., Ltd. (India)


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