Eaton Towers, the leading African tower company, on Monday announced a further major investment in Uganda, with the acquisition of 400 towers from Warid Telecom Uganda.
Eaton will own and maintain the towers while Warid and other mobile operators will be long term tenants on the towers.
This latest acquisition gives Eaton 700 towers in Uganda, with national coverage, following the recent acquisition of 300 towers from Orange Uganda.
Eaton Towers CEO Alan Harper said that they now had a leading position in Uganda, combining the two complementary networks of Orange and Warid, which cover the majority of the population.
“Building on Eaton's successful operation in Ghana, where our customers include MTN and Airtel, Eaton will offer the best service to the telecoms sector in Uganda so that quality can be improved and coverage can be extended in a cost effective way,” Harper said.