In addition to our quarterly Board meetings and member-only policy sessions, we co-locate with every TowerXchange Meetup. These co-located workshop sessions are usually open to members and non-member TowerXchange delegates and generally comprise a regulatory update showcasing international best practice and a regionally specific session focussed on local priorities and requirements.

19-20 May CCIB, Barcelona

IDIA in Europe

Workshop: Global sharing strategies for densification
Co-located with TowerXchange Meetup Europe 2020

23-24 June Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida

IDIA in the Americas

Workshop: Socio-economic business case for cities & municipalities
Co-located with TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2020

13-14 October Sandton Convention Centre

IDIA in Africa

Workshop: TBC
Co-located with TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2020

3–4 December Marina Bay Sands

IDIA in Asia

Co-located with TowerXchange Meetup Asia 2020

What are we doing

The IDIA will continue to identify and fund projects that support its members in specific markets and to develop global resources to help drive local best practice. Our role is to understand regional requirements and to provide an informed, independent and international voice to speed outcomes, maximise the impact of investments and deliver the best possible outcomes.

Regulatory database

An urgent priority for the IDIA is to provide the industry with a global database to help individual members and regional towerco associations share best practice with regulators and governments. This supports our aim to avoid fragmentation in the regulatory environment and secure the long-term infrastructure investments required for sustainable densification worldwide. Regulatory support for towercos


IDIA welcomes the opportunity to support the new Ethiopian regulator (ECA) in the development of a regulatory framework for communications in the country. In October 2018, the Government of Ethiopia announced its decision to proceed with the reform of its telecommunications sector. At the heart of the reform agenda is the drive to attract local and international investment to the sector. Discover the latest updates from our Ethiopian project