A roundup of tower news across Central and Latin America
Regional: Liberty-Millicom’s merger talks fall apart
The two regional MNOs briefly negotiated a merger deal that was later scrapped due to Millicom’s concerns regarding the cash involved in the bid (US$7.6bn). Millicom operates in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Bolivia, Colombia and Paraguay while Liberty (established in 2017 following the split from Liberty Global) is active in over twenty markets across CALA.
Argentina: ARSAT to release frequencies in favour of telecom players
ENACOM is looking at repurposing some frequencies that were exclusively reserved to ARSAT to promote the competition among telecom players. The new Decree 58/2019 will require ENACOM to ensure ARSAT still holds enough frequencies to fulfil its purposes.