Helios Towers (HT) owns and operates telecommunications towers and passive infrastructure in eight high-growth African markets.

What we do

Our principal business lies in building, acquiring and operating telecommunications towers that are capable of accommodating and powering the needs of multiple tenants.

These tenants are typically large MNOs and other telecommunications providers who in turn provide wireless voice and data services, primarily to end-consumers and businesses.

We also offer comprehensive tower-related operational services, including site selection, site preparation, maintenance, security and power management. We provide space on our tower sites under a combination of master lease agreements (MLAs), which provide the commercial terms that govern the provision of tower space, and individual site agreements (ISAs), which act as an appendix to the relevant MLA and include site-specific information. We also enter into ground lease agreements with property owners to host our sites on their land.

+20%

YoY Tenancy growth in Q2 22

+24%

YoY Site growth in Q2 22

+16%

Colocation growth in Q2 22

Our assets

Helios Towers is a leading independent telecoms tower company in Africa and Middle- East. We have a strong position in all our markets, and are the market leader and sole independent telecoms tower company in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), Congo Brazzaville ("Congo B") and Senegal.

 

10,694

Sites

20,549

Tenants

1.92x

Tenancy ratio

Our customers

Our principal business is building, acquiring and operating telecommunications towers that can accommodate and power the needs of multiple tenants.

These tenants are predominantly blue-chip MNOs, who provide wireless voice and data services to consumers and businesses.

Our infrastructure-sharing model enables MNOs to roll out and densify mobile coverage more quickly, cost-effectively and with a lower environmental impact. In turn, this means that individuals and communities across our markets can experience the life-changing benefits of mobile more rapidly.

We offer MNOs a comprehensive passive infrastructure solution that includes site selection and preparation, maintenance, security, power management, and hosting of active equipment such as antenna.

 

Contracted Revenue by Customers

99%

multinational MNOs

1%

other operators

Our people

 

Our business employs approximately 550 people directly, and also supports over 9,700 contractor employees who are engaged in the maintenance and security of our tower network.

We appreciate the needs of all our people to receive appropriate help, advice and support throughout their careers with the Group.

At the end of 2021, 31% of our staff had been trained in Orange or Black Belt Lean Six Sigma, which provides essential skills and techniques to eliminate waste and drive efficiencies. Once trained, we encourage our people to manage a new project across HT, reinforcing the Lean mindset while also improving business performance.

We also understand the importance of supporting the continued development and career progression of our people, allowing them to grow and develop into leadership roles, equipped with the skills and capabilities to be the best they can be. We have a focus on promoting from within and seek to provide opportunities for our employees to take on new responsibilities and roles to further their personal career journey with Helios Towers.

 

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Helios Towers is not connected to HTN Towers Nigeria Ltd, and is a separate legal entity.