Chile tower market heats up
Entel holds the key to the Chilean tower market achieving scale
The CALA tower land grab is gravitating toward the three countries on the Pacific Coast; Chile, Colombia and Peru. How investible is the Chilean tower market? With the ‘Towers Law’ having stifled many tower build programmes, at the same time increasing the value of existing towers, what are the prospects for a substantial sale and leaseback in Chile? This analysis combines TowerXchange’s own research and commentary with insights learned from the Chile round table at the recent TowerXchange Meetup Americas.
Current state of Chile’s mobile market and network
By most metrics, Chile is the most mature mobile market on the Pacific Coast of South America, boasting 147% SIM and 51% mobile broadband penetration (Source: GSMA Intelligence, Q4, 2014).