Join the thought leaders of our industry. Our founding board members and supporters include edotco, Helios Towers, IHS and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Early focus is on the benefits digital infrastructure can bring to developing countries – bringing socio-economic value through accelerating the deployment of communications infrastructure. IDIA delivers unique resources for towercos and membership includes exclusive access to essential data on global regulatory best practice for the industry, as well as databases on deployments and infrastructure worldwide.

Member benefits

IDIA is creating a unique database of content, case studies, evidence and information about digital infrastructure in emerging markets. The database, accessible only to full members, will include detailed data on site regulation, access to sites, the licensing and taxation of towercos and the relationship between towercos and government agencies, amongst other data. This short video explains in more detail how our members are benefiting from IDIA resources.

Full membership

For tower companies with 5,000 or more sites

Membership fee includes:
Direct access to database
Customized research
Shape IDIA surveys
Full reports
Direct/Bespoke advocacy

Associate members

For tower companies with less than 5,000 sites

Membership fee includes:
Full reports


Membership fee includes:
Report extracts
Credit for promoting the tower
model globally

If you would like to join IDIA or find out more about our plans, please get in touch.

Our Priorities

  • To be a global voice that promotes the towerco industry and brings global authority to influence regional and national debate about communications infrastructure development.
  • To identify challenges affecting our members in the context of local, national and international regulation and to work in partnership with all stakeholders to address these challenges.
  • To communicate the positive socio-economic impact and sustainability of the towerco model.
  • To share global best practice, simple and repeatable deployment processes and socio-economic benefit case narratives.
  • To ensure global best practice informs local and regional decision making.