Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Towers: where the returns are in telecoms

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 17 November 17

Some telcos continue to sell off their towers to pay down debt, while others are looking for a piece of the same action that has attracted the investment community

Telecoms is a cash-intensive business, which doesn't always make it a top choice for investors, particularly in Europe, where top line growth is often flat but capex requirements remain high as operators roll out fibre and plan for 5G mobile services. But while industry watchers for the most part focus on retail services and customer connections, the investment community has its eyes on passive infrastructure, telecoms towers in particular. And the telcos themselves are keen to benefit from the potential of their towers portfolios, one way or another. There hasn't been much growth in telecoms in Europe…

Telecoms is a cash-intensive business, which doesn't always make it a top choice for investors, particularly in Europe, where top line growth is often flat but capex requirements remain high as operators roll out fibre and plan for 5G mobile services. But while industry watchers for the most part focus on retail services and customer connections, the investment community has its eyes on passive infrastructure, telecoms towers in particular. And the telcos themselves are keen to benefit from the potential of their towers portfolios, one way or another. There hasn't been much growth in telecoms in Europe…

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