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Helios Towers was formed in December 2009 with the vision of becoming a major infrastructure player in the burgeoning mobile markets of Africa. We have grown through purchasing tower networks from MNOs and by building our own towers to serve the rapidly ascending growth curve of subscribers and technologies.

Our story began in Ghana in 2010, where we pioneered the acquisition of tower infrastructure in Africa, in a transaction with Millicom that gave us an opening fleet of 831 towers. These were rapidly followed in 2011 by a further 1,721 towers acquired in Tanzania and DRC. The next year, 2012, saw us construct our first build-to-suit towers (259 sites, in Tanzania). We entered our fourth country, Congo Brazzaville, in 2015 with the acquisition of 393 sites from Airtel. In 2019, we announced entry into our fifth market, South Africa enterring on a greenfield basis.

Most recently, in May 2021, we enterred our sixth market Senegal with the acquisition of Free Senegals c1,200 tower portfolio.



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