The changing shape of the telecom tower industry in Latin America
Highlights from TowerXchange’s opening “State of the market” address at the TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2016
Since the inception of the independent towerco model in Latin America around the turn of the millennium, operators have adopted different strategies with regards to their passive infrastructure portfolios. Some have sold towers to towercos, some have outsourced build to towercos, some have kept it all in-house. Meanwhile towercos have been able to penetrate certain markets better than others as a result of the level of engagement of the local carriers and the fundamental investibility of telecom real estate in markets such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Brazil. In this editorial, TowerXchange offers an analysis of the current status of these markets as well as an outlook for the future based on key findings from the third annual TowerXchange Meetup Americas, held in Boca Raton, 16-17 June 2016.