Is the Argentinian tower market turning a corner?
Recent auctions, impending regulatory reform and slow economic recovery could see market ignite in 2016-17
Argentina’s telecoms tower industry is notable for its overall lack of activity, with third-party towercos eschewing the market in favour of lower risk countries in Latin America. In this analysis, Business Monitor International’s CALA tower expert Jake Grant shares his view of a tower market fraught with contradictions; an attractive, balanced triumvirate of MNOs, a recent spectrum auction with one of the region’s highest 3G penetration rates, offset by global headline grabbing political and currency risk. When will the Argentinian tower industry kick off?
The sale of telecoms network infrastructure to third-party tower companies has been a key theme in the industry over the past three years.