The search for a more investible regulatory and permitting framework

Educating to position towercos as a means of facilitating efficient infrastructure sharing and investment in Digital Economies

Read this article to learn:

  • Federal regulation that does (and doesn’t) attract investment in Digital Infrastructure
  • The importance of taxation regimes that facilitate sale and leasebacks, releasing MNOs' capital for spectrum and network extension
  • Why slow or unrealistically costly permitting has led to CALA’s problems with unpermitted sites
  • The need for an independent industry voice to position towercos as the solution to many of these problems

The regulation of the telecom tower industry might politely be described as a work in progress. In some countries, government appetite to attract investment into Digital Infrastructure and the Digital Economy translates into policies that attract network investment by MNOs and towercos alike, but well-intentioned policies often backfire due to the challenges enforcing policy and…

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