IHS Towers expands partnership with Airtel Africa by renewing and expanding contract in Nigeria

Via IHS Towers

Feb 7, 2024

  • Commits 3,950 tenancies over the next five years
  • Majority over 2024/2025
  • Renews approximately 6,000 existing tenancies until 2031

 

London, UK – IHS Nigeria and related entities, which are subsidiaries of IHS Holding Limited (NYSE: IHS) (“IHS Towers”), one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count, and Airtel Nigeria, a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc (LSE:AAF), one of the largest MNO’s on the African continent, have today announced a commitment for Airtel Nigeria to take 3,950  tenancies over the next five years (with the majority expected over 2024/2025) and extended the term of its existing tenancies covering approximately 6,000 tenancies until December 2031.

The agreement includes 2,500 colocations in addition to 5G amendments and build to suit sites to be owned and operated by IHS Nigeria.

In line with Airtel Africa’s sustainability strategy launched in October 2021, and IHS Towers’ plans to pursue its Carbon Reduction Roadmap aimed at reducing IHS Towers’ intensity metric by 50% by 2030, both companies have agreed to cooperate on new green initiatives on the collective sites going forward.

Sam Darwish, Chairman and CEO, IHS Towers, said: "The expansion and renewal of our relationship with Airtel Nigeria is a testament to our continued commitment to serving our customers and the connectivity demands of Africa. Airtel Nigeria, as well as Airtel Africa who we serve in other markets in Africa, has been a long-term partner of IHS, and I am delighted that we continue to strengthen our collaboration to help facilitate mobile connectivity in our largest market, supporting our customers in rolling out new sites throughout Nigeria.”

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