Telkom Kenya has announced today that it has signed an agreement with Eaton Towers for the management of its passive network infrastructure.
The fifteen-year tower management and leasing deal is for both the maintenance of existing sites by Eaton Towers and the building of new sites. Orange looks to reduce the operating costs and capital expenditure, while improving network coverage and quality, as well as reducing it’s overall carbon footprint.
Telkom Kenya will retain ownership of its existing portfolio of over 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. The two companies also seeks to create a solid platform that will allow Telkom Kenya to focus on developing value-added services such as innovative data offers as well as an enhanced customer care experience.