Will LatAm towercos take over power?
An analysis of the energy market in the region and its implications for the telecom industry
In a region comprising 47 countries ranging from small Caribbean islands to continent-sized nations such as Brazil, each country presents very particular challenges related to its resources, geographical conditions and electricity needs. Some countries are heavily reliant on fossil fuel to feed their industrial development whereas others are excelling in taking advantage of renewable resources.
In this editorial, we analyse the implications for the telecom industry and outline an ideal scenario for regional telecom operators and towercos to succeed in reducing their energy consumption and streamlining their operational expenditure.
South America has excelled in the utilisation of its natural resources compared to other emerging markets and currently produces two-third of its electricity thanks to renewable hydropower.