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About Sonia

USA

+18 years experience

Sonia Agnese
Sonia examines regulatory issues and market developments across Latin America and covers operator strategies. She focuses on operator performance, ongoing regulatory issues, spectrum auctions, network deployment, and product and service launches, and analyzes key trends in Latin America.

Sonia is a frequent speaker at several local and international forums, including LTE Latin America, MVNO Latin America, Mexican Telecoms Forum, Telecom Regulation Forum and the Spectrum Forum.

She is also a judge of the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards.

Analyst Articles

Articles by Sonia

  • Service Provider Market - Global

    Ovum’s seven public policy recommendations will help attract TMT investment in Latin America

    By Sonia Agnese 24 Jul 2017

    Ovum's Seven Public Policy Recommendations to Attract Investment in Latin America in the Digital Revolution study identifies seven top public policy recommendations for Latin American governments and regulators to encourage investment in expanding communications networks, supported by a selection of international best practice.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas

    Argentina’s president launches controversial convergent regulatory framework

    By Sonia Agnese 17 Jan 2017

    On the last day of 2016, Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, released a presidential decree reforming telecoms laws, with the aim of encouraging investment, fostering competition, and bringing new convergent offers to the market, but none of the players is fully satisfied with the new reform.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas

    Mexico’s controversial wholesale 700MHz network plan passes crucial milestone

    By Sonia Agnese 28 Nov 2016

    The contract awarded to the Altan consortium to build and manage a wholesale 700MHz network in Mexico is an important milestone for the controversial regulatory plan to create the network, which was included in the government’s constitutional reforms in 2013 and aims to develop a more competitive environment and cover unconnected residents.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas

    Mexico’s controversial wholesale 700MHz network plan passes crucial milestone

    By Sonia Agnese 28 Nov 2016

    The contract awarded to the Altan consortium to build and manage a wholesale 700MHz network in Mexico is an important milestone for the controversial regulatory plan to create the network, which was included in the government’s constitutional reforms in 2013 and aims to develop a more competitive environment and cover unconnected residents.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas, Service Provider Market ...

    Peru Telecom Forum reveals a growing, competitive market

    By Sonia Agnese 26 Oct 2016

    Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. It was one of the most concentrated telecoms markets in the region until 2013. This changed when two new mobile operators entered the market, creating more alternatives and better services for Peruvians. At the first Peru Telecom Forum, these changes and the future direction of the market were debated and discussed.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas, Consumer and Entertainme...

    Millicom (Tigo) partners with Netflix in Latin America

    By Sonia Agnese 16 Jun 2016

    Millicom announced a strategic partnership with Netflix in Latin America that leverages Tigo mobile (Tigo Smart) and Tigo pay-TV services (Tigo Star) in the seven markets where Tigo operates: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Paraguay. All over the world we are seeing more collaboration and alliances between traditional telecommunication players and OTT players.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas, Service Provider Market ...

    Mexico leads as the most competitive prepaid market in Latin America

    By Sonia Agnese 31 May 2016

    In this Opinion piece, Ovum analyzes the market dynamics underlying Mexico's prepaid offers and the possible future impacts.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas

    Argentina moves toward a convergent regulatory framework

    By Sonia Agnese 29 Mar 2016

    Argentina's new regulatory framework reveals several inequities between players, so further changes may be necessary soon to create a level playing field.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas, Service Provider Market ...

    MVNOs generate high expectations in Mexico

    By Sonia Agnese 06 Aug 2015

    The success of the MVNO Latin America 2015 event held in Mexico City was an indication of the interest in developing innovative mobile offers in Mexico. It was clear that just offering cheaper voice and data resale isn’t a successful strategy.

  • Service Provider Market - Americas, Consumer and Entertainme...

    OTT and telcos must find new ways to collaborate

    By Sonia Agnese 24 Apr 2015

    In the LTE Latin America 2015 event, it was clear that the telco/OTT partnership was one of the topics that generated a lot of interest among the participants.