TowerXchange's analysis of the independent tower market in CALA
The Central and Latin American telecom infrastructure landscape is undergoing considerable changes and 2020 is expected to be an exciting year across the region. Towercos (or should we call them infracos?) are finally eyeing opportunities beyond macro-towers and MNOs are actively exploring synergies and tower sales in preparation for 5G.
We have seen an unprecedented volume of acquisitions and consolidation moves over the last few months, including PTI’s addition of Telefónica’s assets in Ecuador and Colombia, Digital Colony and IHS’ debuts in the Brazilian market and Entel’s sale to ATC in Chile and Peru. Further, Oi and Telefónica have both announced their intention to divest considerable portions of their respective businesses while other MNOs keep assessing SLBs and gearing up to invest in 5G.