In September 2016, Equistone acquired a majority stake in Camusat, a market leader in the construction and management of mobile telecom networks.
Founded in 1948, Camusat primarily designs, installs and maintains telecom towers for mobile network operators (MNOs) and tower companies. Additionally, the business supplies and maintains fibre-optic broadband networks.
Today, Camusat operates in 35 countries and has developed specialist expertise of working in emerging markets, particularly Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. As a result, Camusat has grown into one of the largest suppliers in these markets and developed its own hybrid generator for telecom towers, e.power, which offers significant energy savings for MNOs and tower companies.
With its unique ability to work in complex and challenging environments, Camusat maintains high quality work, technical know-how and ethical standards in line with international MNOs’ strict processes. The business is supported by a 2,000 strong workforce, 1,000 of whom are based in Africa, as well as a technical support centre based in Romania.
As well as building on the strong demand for telecoms infrastructure in emerging markets, Equistone will support Camusat’s plans for further geographical expansion and explore potential for build-up opportunities.