Over 9,000 new towers needed in Brazil ahead of the 2014 World Cup
Regulators’ efforts to simplify the procedure for permitting new towers
At 8,511,965 km², Brazil is the 5th largest country on earth and, with over 260 million connections, the fourth largest mobile market in the world. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Brazilian tower industry is expanding at a very swift pace.
But what is the legal context in which telecom and tower companies operate? How easy is it for them to obtain licenses for new towers? And how likely is this system to change?
With a highly complicated licensing system for greenfield projects, Brazil is currently struggling to meet its ambitious coverage and capacity goals ahead of the 2014 World Cup.