Macro overview


Mobile penetration(1)


Mobile connections CAGR(2)


Population CAGR(3)

Our KPIs – Q1 2024






Tenancy ratio

Our customers

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South Africa overview

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Do you know South Africa is home to 90% of the world’s largest resources of platinum group metals. Additionally, its telecom sector boasts one of the most advanced infrastructures on the continent and was the first country on the continent to launch 5G.

We entered South Africa in 2019 on a greenfield basis and there are a number of exciting dynamics in this market. The four main MNOs continue to expand and densify their networks, many towers are still held by the mobile network operators, and it is leading the charge in terms of new technology adoption relative to the rest of the continent.

These factors make South Africa an attractive market, in which our proven build capability establishes Helios Towers as a partner of choice.

Regional Contact

Helios Towers South Africa

1st Floor, Hertford Office Park Block I,
90 Bekker Road,
Vorna Valley,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Tel: +27 11 979 7061

(1) GSMA Database, accessed December 2023. Refers to 2023 mobile penetration.
(2) Analysys Mason report, February 2024. Refers to growth between 2023 and 2028.
(3) Population CAGR is calculated based on United Nations World Population Prospects 2022. Refers to growth between 2023 and 2028.