Helios Towers is a market-leading independent telecom tower infrastructure company and are market leaders in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) and Congo Brazzaville (“Congo B”) and Senegal. We are a leading operator in Ghana with a strong urban portfolio and established a presence in South Africa in 2019. Our principal business lies in building, acquiring and operating telecommunications towers that are capable of accommodating and powering the needs of multiple tenants. These tenants are typically large MNOs and other telecommunications providers who in turn provide wireless voice and data services, primarily to end-consumers and businesses.
Our mission is to be the leading telecoms infrastructure company in Africa driven by the strategy of sustainable profitable growth and to deliver value to our stakeholders.
We offer comprehensive tower-related operational services, including site selection, site preparation, maintenance, security and power management. We provide space on our tower sites under a combination of master lease agreements (MLAs), which provide the commercial terms that govern the provision of tower space, and individual site agreements (ISAs), which act as an appendix to the relevant MLA and include site-specific information. We also enter into ground lease agreements with property owners to host our sites on their land.
We enter into contracts of typically 10-15 years’ duration with our customers. So, unlike client/supplier models characterised by ad hoc transactions or projects, we form partnerships for the long haul. In turn, this means constantly anticipating our customers’ needs, not only now but in years ahead, and never ceasing to drive up service levels and efficiencies. We regard customers as business partners; our futures are interdependent and we are proud of the emphatically positive feedback they communicate to us.
Our purpose is to drive the growth of telecommunications in Africa.
Our entire purpose is about building in Africa, that goes for our talent too. We’re building capability to support a long term vision, so we want to work with people who want to be part of that. We are 100% driven by our passion for Africa, and our people are too.
We offer a dynamic and collaborative workplace appreciating the needs of all our people to receive appropriate help, advice and support throughout their careers with the Group. We value talent and seek to create not only jobs, but careers. We invest in our people through training focusing on skill development, and by offering competitive rewards.
We’re excited by the challenge of the work we do. We deal with challenges every day, because we are doing things which have never been done. Our people love that learning opportunity. We say what we mean and we do what we say. Our people are proud of our international standing, and our African heart.
We believe that our company thrives by having a workforce that mirrors the society we serve. We promote diversity and inclusion, offering everyone equal opportunities to apply for jobs with us, and to advance their careers on an equal footing. We also believe that everyone deserves respect, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, be it based on gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.
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We’re a Six Sigma organisation, so everyone gets trained on this valuable skill. We’re actively investing in leadership training with top business schools, ready to build a culture of coaching in the organisation.
We have international standard Total Reward programmes across our business.
Bring your ideas. We have a lot of technical people and we are hitting challenges every day, so we need problem solvers and people who want to make it happen. We have a phenomenally small amount of red tape for a listed business. It’s easy to get airtime with leaders and make your impact.
Everyone in the organisation benefits from healthcare and life insurance. We look after all of our people, everywhere.
Fritz Dzeklo is Helios Towers’ Managing Director in Ghana. Hear Fritz’s story here.