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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The global telecommunications
industry is at the crossroads

The global telecommunications industry is at the crossroads. While on one hand, it will continue to act as a key engine for innovation, inclusivity and digital innovation in fuelling explosive demand, telecom operators will continue to be under immense pressure to unlock viable emerging business cases as revenues have stagnated amidst ever-growing costs and the need for fresh capital injection ensues.

Further, there is an urgent need to transform the traditional business models and network deployment strategies especially with 5G on the horizon. Expectation from 5G is high – yielding a paradigm shift against its predecessors, but this may come with complex partnership and integration requirement, infrastructure expansion and investment.

Against this backdrop, TowerCos in emerging Asian countries will continue to play a pivotal role in evolving infrastructure ecosystem to ensure efficiency, scalability and flexibility with a projected contribution of USD 10 billion of savings accrued to the MNOs, yielding an incremental consumer benefit of USD 67 billion from price improvement and GDP growth, as well as a reduction of up to 17 million metric tonnes of carbon footprint by 2025.

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THE GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
INDUSTRY IS AT THE CROSSROADS

While on one hand, it will continue to act as a key engine for innovation, inclusivity and digital innovation in fuelling explosive demand, telecom operators will continue to be under immense pressure to unlock viable emerging business cases as revenues have stagnated amidst ever-growing costs and the need for fresh capital injection ensues.

Further, there is an urgent need to transform the traditional business models and network deployment strategies especially with 5G on the horizon. Expectation from 5G is high – yielding a paradigm shift against its predecessors, but this may come with complex partnership and integration requirement, infrastructure expansion and investment.

Against this backdrop, TowerCos in emerging Asian countries will continue to play a pivotal role in evolving infrastructure ecosystem to ensure efficiency, scalability and flexibility with a projected contribution of USD 10 billion of savings accrued to the MNOs, yielding an incremental consumer benefit of USD 67 billion from price improvement and GDP growth, as well as a reduction of up to 17 million metric tonnes of carbon footprint by 2025.

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Conspectus

Conspectus

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ECOSYSTEM & THE CASE FOR CHANGE

Growing at a breakneck rate of
>60% Y-o-Y over the last 5 years

Reaching usage levels of
~50 EB/ month globally in 2020

Expected to reach
~4x of 2020 levels in the next 5 years

  • The world is seeing explosive growth in data usage
  • Mobile operators are under revenue pressure
  • 5G has the potential to revolutionize usage but entails massive requirements for infrastructure expansion and investments
  • New technologies present the potential to disrupt traditional networks

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ECOSYSTEM
& THE CASE FOR CHANGE

Growing at a breakneck rate of
>60% Y-o-Y over the last 5 years

Reaching usage levels of
~50 EB/ month globally in 2020

Expected to reach
~4x of 2020 levels in the next 5 years

  • The world is seeing explosive growth in data usage
  • Mobile operators are under revenue pressure
  • 5G has the potential to revolutionize usage but entails massive requirements for infrastructure expansion and investments
  • New technologies present the potential to disrupt traditional networks

PIVOTAL ROLE OF TOWERCOS IN THE NEW ENVIRONMENT

MNOs

Consumers

National Digital Agenda

Environment/Sustainability

  • TowerCos provide efficiency, scalability, and flexibility in the evolving ecosystem
  • TowerCos are evolving to become digital infrastructure providers to better serve the dynamic demand
  • TowerCos have created significant value

PIVOTAL ROLE OF TOWERCOS IN THE NEW ENVIRONMENT

MNOs

Consumers

National Digital Agenda

Environment/Sustainability

  • TowerCos provide efficiency, scalability, and flexibility in the evolving ecosystem
  • TowerCos are evolving to become digital infrastructure providers to better serve the dynamic demand
  • TowerCos have created significant value

REGULATORY SUPPORT TO POWER GROWTH

  1. Digital Infrastructure Mandate

2. Licensing and Ownership

3. Network Sharing

4. Infrastructure Deployment

5. Enabling Adjacencies

  • Strong digital infrastructure mandate
  • Simple and conducive licensing and ownership requirements
  • Active promotion and guidelines to encourage network and infrastructure sharing
  • Streamlined regulations and processes for infrastructure deployment
  • Enable TowerCos to venture into small cells and adjacent businesses

REGULATORY SUPPORT TO POWER GROWTH

1. Digital Infrastructure Mandate

2. Licensing and Ownership

3. Network Sharing

4. Infrastructure Deployment

5. Enabling Adjacencies

  • Strong digital infrastructure mandate
  • Simple and conducive licensing and ownership requirements
  • Active promotion and guidelines to encourage network and infrastructure sharing
  • Streamlined regulations and processes for infrastructure deployment
  • Enable TowerCos to venture into small cells and adjacent businesses

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