• Vodafone’s drive to squeeze “industrial savings” out of tower infrastructure in Europe and India does not yet appear to have extended to its African footprint. 

Vodafone savings not yet impacting African business

Vodafone savings not yet impacting African business

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Vodafone’s drive to squeeze “industrial savings” out of tower infrastructure in Europe and India does not yet appear to have extended to its African footprint — at least not to Kenya. Michael Joseph, interim Chief Executive of Safaricom, said the operator has “no intention at this stage of doing any transaction with regard to our towers”. Safaricom has not obviously declared how many towers it owns, but recently indicated its 2G/3G footprint extended to about 5,000 sites at March 2019.