Brussels, 28 March 2019: The European Wireless Infrastructure Association (EWIA) now has a new member, DIGITA, the leading independent telecom tower company in Finland, who joined the trade association after EWIA’s last Board.
“Outsourcing of wireless infrastructure to independent tower companies is a growing trend in Europe in line with the model prevailing globally” says Olivier Huart, Chairman of EWIA. “By joining the association in this exciting era, DIGITA is strengthening our membership and bringing new perspectives from Finland, which is a very dynamic and innovative telecom market”.
“EWIA members enhance Europe’s connectivity by investing long-term in high quality shared telecom infrastructure. We share this vision and are delighted to join the association at a time when our industry can play a vital role in solving Europe’s mobile connectivity challenge,” declared Juha-Pekka Weckström, DIGITA’s CEO.
The European Wireless Infrastructure Association (EWIA) is the European trade association of independent wholesale wireless infrastructure providers. Our members invest in and operate the wireless infrastructure which is essential to the delivery of mobile voice, wireless broadband, and other wireless networks, and they provide this independent neutral host infrastructure to all mobile network and other wireless operators on an open access basis.
EWIA has eleven members operating in France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Spain and Switzerland. They develop, acquire and operate communication towers, together with investment in the fibre-connected small cell networks in buildings and on city streets needed for 5G. Together, our members have invested in over €60bn of infrastructure assets globally and operate a portfolio of over 60,000 assets in Europe, representing approximately 20% of the wireless infrastructure in Europe.
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Digita owns and operates the premier, nationwide terrestrial television and radio network in Finland and is the largest independent owner of telecom towers in the country. The company is a provider of digital infrastructure and services. Digita’s services include telecom towers, data centre and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as well as future broadcasting services. Services are provided to the country’s largest mobile network operators, Internet and media companies, utilities and real estate owners. Digita employs 180 industry professionals nationwide.