TIGO (IIC-11611-01)

  • Paraguay
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 6, 2016
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Telefónica Celular del Paraguay S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 71.16 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IIC website

Updated in EWS Nov 5, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jul 5, 2016

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Project Description
Tigo Paraguay's has developed a coherent 5 years business plan that includes investing US$ 617 million from 2016 until 2020 mainly to support its offer of mobile access to broadband, fixed business lines and licenses and/or acquisitions. Out of the US$ 165 million ("Project Cost") FY 2016 capex investment set in the 2016-2020 business plan, the IIC will support TIGO with up US$ 70,000,000 equiv. in local currency guaranies. The financing will have a tenure of up to 5 years including 2 years grace period of which Instituto de Prevision Social (IPS) will act as the Lender of record and IIC-IDB as Guarantor of IPS's credit exposure. As Guarantor, the IDB Group (AAA) will cover 100% of IPS exposure to TIGO. The use of funds of the project is to support (i) expansion of 3G network including the creation of fast mobile data network 4G-LTE in Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, San Lorenzo and surrounding areas, (ii) increase coverage for fixed internet and digital TV by connecting more homes to the network, and (iii) increase the network for Business-to-Business (B2B).
Investment Description
  • IDB Invest
Contact Information
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