Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Brazil: On the brink

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 24 December 14

News of a takeover bid in Brazil’s mobile market could come at any time.

If 2014 was a busy year for the Brazilian telecoms market, 2015 looks set to be even busier, with more consolidation on the cards as players make big changes to tap new growth opportunities. By next December we could be talking about TIM Brasil’s presence in the past tense, as parent company Telecom Italia weighs its options for the future of the mobile unit. In late November, the Italian incumbent confirmed that it is examining the possibility of integrating TIM with locally-owned player Oi. However, rumours are also rife that TIM will be sold off and its assets will be split between its rivals…

If 2014 was a busy year for the Brazilian telecoms market, 2015 looks set to be even busier, with more consolidation on the cards as players make big changes to tap new growth opportunities. By next December we could be talking about TIM Brasil’s presence in the past tense, as parent company Telecom Italia weighs its options for the future of the mobile unit. In late November, the Italian incumbent confirmed that it is examining the possibility of integrating TIM with locally-owned player Oi. However, rumours are also rife that TIM will be sold off and its assets will be split between its rivals…

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