BMI view on Nicaragua: Risks ahead but market ripe for tower development

Charting specific country risk and forex risk as entry of third MNO creates opportunities for towercos

Read this article to learn:

  • BMI’s view of the prospects for new entrant MNO Xinwei
  • Co-locating to reduce rollout capex and to accelerate time to market
  • Remaining opportunities for sale and leasebacks in Nicaragua
  • Country risk: Nicaragua contrasted to rest of Central America
  • Power and forex challenges

The introduction of a new telecoms operator creates new opportunities in the towers market. Xinwei requires significant investment in new infrastructure to begin to compete with the existing players, so lower network deployment cost options are highly appealing. Newcomer Xinwei will face Latin America’s two largest telecoms operators Claro and Movistar when it launches, both…

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