Peruvian tower market primed for significant growth in next three years
Record breaking BTS, potential SLB, and 4G rollout under way, although regulatory amendments have met with a mixed reception
Some of the critical stakeholders in the development of the Peruvian telecom tower market assembled for the annual round table at the TowerXchange Meetup Americas in May 2015. Here we share insights from their conversation, plus TowerXchange’s own analysis of a tower market poised for transformational growth in the next three years.
Entel shakes up mobile market
Peru was effectively a comfortable, relatively slow growth duopoly between Movistar and Claro with Nextel only active in the big cities, but Entel’s acquisition and nationwide vision has stimulated network investment.
One towerco suggested that their biggest concern was that carriers were spending aggressively on customer acquisition at the expense of investing in the networks – certainly the incumbents operators were reportedly nervous about competing with the new entrants.