Helios Towers Africa has agreed to purchase 100% of Bharti Airtel International’s passive infrastructure business in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for an undisclosed amount. The divestment comprises approximately 950 towers and includes towers currently under construction in the DRC.
Helios builds and manages telecoms infrastructure, leasing it to operators across Africa. It has a network of over 5,500 towers in four markets. Bharti will have full access to the towers from Helios under a long term lease contract.