South Africa Overview
South Africa is a leader in telecommunications innovation in Africa.
- Helios Towers entered South Africa in 2019 through a partnership with Vulatel (Pty), creating the infrastructure platform Helios Towers South Africa ("HTSA").
- On 30 April 2019 HTSA completed the acquisition of SA Towers. The acquired business contains a pipeline of c.500 site locations.
- Favourable structural dynamics in South Africa, with c.30,000 towers in the country and only c.10% owned and operated by independent tower companies.
- As a leader in telecommunications innovation in Africa, South Africa also provides the opportunity to develop expertise in adjacent technologies, such as fibre and edge data centres.
HT Q2 2019 KPIs
101 sites 167 Tenants 1.65x Tenancy Ratio
South Africa 2018 KPIs
58m Population 2018 1% GDP Growth
4% Mobile Subscription Growth
67% Mobile Penetration 99m Mobile Subscriptions
|Jeffrey Schumacher||Chief Executive Officer HTSA and HTG|
|Rico Marx||Towers Director|
|Marinus Gieselback||Operations Director|
|Sean Swanson||Commercial Director|
|Jannie Hamilton||Head of Legal|
|Stefan van der Merwe||Finance Director|