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Introduction

This report analyzes how Telefonica's exit from Central America and sale of assets to rivals América Móvil and Millicom will affect the region's telecoms markets.

Highlights

  • Even though the price paid by América Móvil seems high, the deal will not have a huge impact on its financial metrics and is sure to give it an operational advantage in the two markets.
  • Telefónica was going through a phase of continuous revenue decline in the region and was suffering from low to negative subscription growth. The telco’s operations in Central America also didn’t align with its long-term strategy, under which it is looking to acquire high-value customers.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a market-by-market analysis of the effects of Telefónica's sale of assets on the telecoms industry.
  • Discusses the rationale behind Telefónica's decision to sell its Central American assets.

Key questions answered

  • Why does it makes sense for Telefónica to sell its operations in Central America?
  • How will Telefónica's exit from Central America affect the region's telecoms markets?

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