Owners of land, rooftop or another type of location where one or more repeater stations are placed and installed, are usually confronted with a significant amount of work. For instance the draw up of contracts, annual indexing, annual invoicing, maintenance of the locations, verifying whether the contract is adequately complied with by the mobile operator, etc. All of these are actions that consume a lot of time, although they are not part of the daily business.
In addition, the world of telecommunication is constantly changing. Yvette Meijer, Deputy Country Managing Director of Cellnex Netherlands: ‘The antenna masts are part of these dynamics, caused by the continuous redesign of the various mobile networks in the country. Especially due to the upcoming introduction of 5G, our department Landlords is often asked by owners of land and surfaces for repeater stations, whether this will impact their existing contract with the mobile provider(s)’.
Cellnex continuously expands its repeater stations portfolio. This includes possibilities of purchasing existing stations, or the takeover of lease agreements against favourable financial conditions.
Yvette continues: ‘Increasingly more owners make use of one of these options, which is logical as it has multiple advantages. Owners receive an upfront payment as a cash advance in a single instalment for the whole lease period, that allows them to make other investments. They don’t need to sort out complicated legal and contractual issues or negotiate with mobile telecom operators. And our market position and contacts allow us to familiarise also other mobile telecom operators and telecom-related parties with the locations of these owners. If we are able to rent out a location to a different party, it is also beneficial for the owner of the telecommunication tower location’.
Would you like to know more about the opportunities offered by Cellnex? We will be happy to visit you to answer your questions, entirely free of obligation. Feel free to contact us by phone 0182 – 398 110 of via e-mail SA@cellnextelecom.nl.