Digital Transformation: Infrastructure Sharing in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Dec 2020
Access to digital infrastructure is key to socioeconomic development. Nevertheless, more than 60 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean lack access to quality digital infrastructure. One of the instruments with the greatest potential to reduce the cost of deployments and thus make private sector investment is infrastructure sharing viable, both among telecommunications operators and with operators of other infrastructure (electricity, roads, gas, among others). This document analyzes the benefits derived from sharing as well as the regulatory and legal implications, and presents potential models to implement this strategy in the region.