Panama: Green Light for Telecom Merger

Congress has approved a law authorizing economic mergers between two mobile telecommunications concessionaires.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The National Assembly reported that " ... Bill 479, allows the consolidation of telephone companies, so that they can invest in the mobile sector and improve their infrastructure, in order to offer a better service to users." 

From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:

In order to offer users of mobile telephony a state-of-the-art technology service, the plenary session gave its approval, in a third debate, to a bill that regulates economic mergers in the cellular market.

The objective is part of Bill 479, which allows the consolidation of telephone companies, so that they can invest in the mobile sector and improve their infrastructures, in order to offer a better service to users.

Read Project of Law (in Spanish).

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