TMG selected to provide Central America spectrum management recommendations

TMG Press Release
February 1, 2022

Arlington, VA – TMG was selected by the World Bank to provide recommendations on spectrum management policy and regulatory and institutional frameworks to selected Central American countries. The project aims to foster mobile (IMT) network deployment and improved quality of service. TMG will begin with a high-level review of the mobile spectrum management policy, regulations, and processes in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. This will include a comparison of best practices in spectrum management models and their relevance for IMT spectrum assignment and 5G deployment. In addition, TMG will develop three country case studies covering both demand- and supply-side factors affecting IMT spectrum management tasks in the region. This deep-dive analysis will be accompanied by recommendations for more efficiently managing IMT spectrum.

As a key component of the project, TMG will conduct interviews with key stakeholders to validate and complement information obtained from desk-study work. TMG will engage with key stakeholders in each relevant country, including regulatory authorities and relevant market players. The final output of the project will present the main considerations of the report, the key findings and recommendations, and a summary of stakeholders’ inputs.

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TMG ( provides customized assistance to a variety of clients in the ICT sector, including current projects enabling innovative technologies such as 5G, submarine cables systems, satellite broadband, over-the-top services, next generation Wi-Fi, and the Internet of Things. Our engagement on contemporary issues leverages nearly 30 years of experience across more than 100 countries advising private and public sector clients on matters including broadband plans, mobile services, and rural connectivity. TMG’s staff develops legal, regulatory, managerial, economic, and technical strategies focusing on issues related to broadband and ICTs, legal and regulatory reform, market analysis, licensing and tenders, and spectrum planning and management. The TMG team is well-known by stakeholders worldwide for its expertise and for delivering thoughtful strategies, detailed reports, sector insights, and capacity-building programs.