Permitting and community acceptance are key issues in Colombia
A summary of challenges and opportunities discussed discussed during the Colombia roundtable at the TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2015
During the second TowerXchange Meetup Americas, experts involved in the Colombian market gathered to discuss key trends, challenges and opportunities faced by the local telecom tower industry. With permitting and community acceptance of the towerco model high up on the list of top issues, Colombia is still a very profitable market for the telecom tower industry as a whole and one that has been able to attract as many as twelve towercos to serve the national territory.
Colombia is the third most populous country in the region, after Brazil and Mexico, with an estimated 48mn people. The country is host to three strong carriers with Claro enjoying a dominant position despite shrinking market share since 2012.