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Infrastructure Sharing

© Chhor Sokunthea/ World Bank

As margins decline across all telecommunications sectors, due to increased competition, optimization of resources becomes crucial for companies’ growth. Sharing telecommunications infrastructure is an efficient way to reduce costs. Companies can then invest freed up resources in expansion to new areas, servicing new customers, and adopting technological advancements. This ultimately leads to better quality and affordability of services.

Infrastructure sharing also creates stronger competition, and contributes to reducing the environmental footprint.

IFC has been supporting Independent Tower Operators (ITO), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), and Data Centers (DC) that adopt this approach. We look for opportunities that will have development impact, such as the delivery of new or improved services to underserved groups, or the provision of data storage and management services to all kinds of businesses and institutions