Claro confirms interest in Oi and says it is not in a hurry for 5G – Telecomunicações

América Móvil, owner of sure, shows interest in doing business with Hi: the information was given by the president of the Mexican company, Daniel Hajj, during the conference call to disclose the results of the third quarter of 2019. He also says that he does not foresee an increase in investments to implement 5G in 2020.


As pointed out by Economic value, Claro is open to discussions and is interested in doing business with Oi, targeting its mobile telephony assets, network infrastructure and subscribers. But, according to the Teletime, there is still no official deal or conversation in progress.

The purchase intention comes shortly after the acquisition of Nextel, which was recently approved by Anatel and Cade (Administrative Council for Economic Defense). Claro expects the transaction to end in November. The expansion of capacity more frequently in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro can only be felt in the coming quarters.

Claro, Vivo and TIM want to buy Oi

Oi’s purchase speculation is only increasing. Recently, a Spanish news report reported that Claro, TIM and Vivo are coming together to finish off the competitor and divide it soon after. Sources of Value also confirmed that the three companies want to set a slice for each.

At least publicly, Oi does not plan an agreement anytime soon. Operations director Rodrigo Abreu, former CEO of TIM, informs that there is no way to obtain financing by disposing of the mobile operation in the short term. To execute the strategic plan with FTTH fiber optic expansion, the company will put its non-strategic assets, such as real estate, towers, data centers and the 25% stake in the Angolan operator Unitel, for sale.

Any of the three Brazilian operators would face a series of difficulties after a possible purchase of Oi. In the approval of the purchase of Nextel by Claro, Cade informed that the reduction from four to three major players “would result in a clear concern about the increase in the possibility coordinated action between them ”, such as the formation of a“ cartel ”.

In addition, Anatel would have to approve the deal, and current legislation establishes a maximum spectrum limit per municipality for each provider.

Claro is in no hurry for the 5G

Still during the disclosure of the results, the CEO of América Móvil said that he does not foresee an increase in investments to implement the 5G in 2020. The executive says that there is no hurry to put the technology in the region and that the only country that is expected to be launched is Austria, in February. However, Hajj points out that investments are already made in improving terrestrial infrastructure for when he decides to launch 5G.

In the past, the president of Claro Brasil said he was in no hurry to launch 5G, but expressed his intention to be the first operator to do so. The next frequency auction was scheduled for March 2020, but is expected to be postponed to the second half due to possible interference from the 3.5 GHz frequency with satellite TV. Oi, TIM and Algar test the technology with a special license granted by Anatel.

With information: Value, Teletime, (two).

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