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Telkom Kenya and Eaton Towers sign 15-year agreement

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Staff writer ▼ | June 19, 2013
Telkom Kenya, which operates Orange's mobile and fixed-line telecommunications, has signed an 15-year agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure.
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Telkom KenyaTelkom Kenya, which operates Orange's mobile and fixed-line telecommunications, has signed an 15-year agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure.


The fifteen-year tower management and leasing deal is focused on both the maintenance of existing sites by Eaton Towers and the building of new sites. This will help reduce operating costs and capital expenditure, while improving network coverage and quality, as well as reducing Orange's overall carbon footprint.

Telkom Kenya will retain ownership of its existing portfolio of mor than 1,000 towers while Eaton Towers will invest in passive infrastructure upgrades and build new towers to provide Telkom Kenya with improved coverage and network quality.

"We are confident that our agreement with Eaton Towers is a step in the right direction. The partnership will place us in a strong position to expand our network and develop innovative new services, in particular in rural areas, helping us achieve our ambition to provide the Kenyan population with excellent nation-wide coverage and relevant offers," said Mickael Ghossein, CEO of Telkom Kenya.

"We are delighted to be working in partnership with Telkom Kenya as the first infrastructure tower company to operate in Kenya. This agreement extends our successful relationship with the Orange Group in Africa and brings significant benefits to all parties," said Alan Harper, chief executive of Eaton Towers.


 

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