Overcoming the regulatory challenges of running a tower business in CALA
An updated commentary covering liaison at Federal and Municipal level
There is no single, unified telecom tower market in Central and Latin America, in particular due to the wide range and constant change in regulatory landscapes from one country to the next. Investment in towers may be inhibited one year, it may be encouraged the next thanks to subtle but important changes in Federal policy and Municipal implementation. This analysis summarises discussion and debate of tower industry regulation during the 6th annual TowerXchange Meetup Americas.
This commentary draws on anecdotes drawn from various round table discussions at the TowerXchange Meetup Americas (July 9 and 10, 2019), plus remarks from an insightful panel session chaired by Chuck Green, CEO of the International Digital Infrastructure Alliance (IDIA), featuring contributions from Carol Echeverria, COO of Continental Towers, Susanne Kandel, VP and General Counsel for Hispanic America at American Tower, and Josh Koenig, VP and General Counsel for International Business at SBA Communications.