TIM Brasil, Vivo start sale of former Oi base stations

12 Jul 2022

TIM Brasil and Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) have commenced the process to find buyers for the surplus base transceiver stations (BTS) acquired as part of the BRL15.922 billion (USD3.425 billion) joint takeover of Oi Movel. According to TeleTime, TIM Brasil’s prices range from BRL26,187 for a 2G-only base station to BRL322,293 for a 2G/3G/4G/5G-compatible base station. Interestingly, TIM is offering a 75% discount to anyone who commits to buy more than 500 base stations across three different nationals codes (codigos nacionais, CNs). In total, TIM has placed 3,610 base stations up for sale, with Bradesco BBI managing the sale.

For its part, Vivo has set the price for a 2G/3G/4G base station as BRL83,700. All three acquisitive parties (TIM, Vivo and Claro) are obliged to sell off certain base stations as part of an anticompetition measure imposed on the Oi Movel transaction.