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Balesia Towers Telecom is the holding company in Spain through which the operating companies in each country own, manage and lease the infrastructure in their respective territory, which owns, manages and leases the infrastructure of towers for telecommunication antennas.

Philosophy We carry out our business, with a real commitment to our clients, who are our main objective
Mission Serve our internal and external clients efficiently, building towers under the guidelines established in the TIA/EIA 222-F standard and according to their technological requirements. In addition to having the best Human and Technological capital, developing a culture of harmony, collaboration and professionalism with the aim of serving our clients every day better.
Vision To be the best telecommunications infrastructure provider throughout the Americas.
Background

Balesia Towers Telecom is the holding company in Spain through which the operating companies in each country own, manage and lease the infrastructure in their respective territory, which owns, manages and leases the infrastructure of towers for telecommunication antennas.

Balesia Tower Telecom has more than 100 years of combined experience in the industrial sector covering the Central America, South America and the Caribbean region, with an extensive network of contacts with Telecommunication operators.

Balesia Towers:
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Argentina
Our executive team We carry out our business, with a real commitment to our clients, who are our main objective
Mario Alvarez Founder and CEO

Mario Alvarez is Founder and CEO and a shareholder of Balesia Group of Companies and has over 30 years of experience in the tower infrastructure business.

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George Alvarez Shareholder

George Alvarez is a shareholder and manages financing activities of Balesia Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.

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Ken Hobbs Shareholder and General Counsel

Ken Hobbs is a shareholder and General Counsel of Balesia Group. His functions include mergers and acquisitions, financing, and governance matters, and management of local counsel in each country its subsidiaries operate.

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Mario Alvarez Founder and CEO

Mario Alvarez is Founder and CEO and a shareholder of Balesia Group of Companies and has over 30 years of experience in the tower infrastructure business.

From 1987-2002 he was co-founder and a principal shareholder and CEO of VelociTel, LLC, www.velocitel.com (subsequently re-named FDH Veloci-tel, and its wireless services assets recently sold to QualTek Services). During his active management, Ve-lociTel developed, owned and managed a portfolio of cellular towers throughout LATAM and Caribbean countries that at its peak numbered 300 towers. Upon exit from management, he has maintained a 10%+ equity stake in VelociTel.

From 2002-2008 he was active in the management of Trussnet USA, Inc., an architecture, engineering and construction management firm which, in addition to other projects, provided services for construction of towers on behalf of the major US cellular carriers.

Since founding Balesia in 2013 he has been CEO responsible for managing its day-to-day operations and its customer relations with its telecommunications operator customers.

He holds architecture degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1983 and the University of Idaho in 1987.

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George Alvarez Shareholder

Mario Alvarez is Founder and CEO and a shareholder of Balesia Group of Companies and has over 30 years of experience in the tower infrastructure business.

From 1987-2002 he was co-founder and a principal shareholder and CEO of VelociTel, LLC, www.velocitel.com (subsequently re-named FDH Veloci- tel, and its wireless services assets recently sold to QualTek Services). During his active management, Ve- lociTel developed, owned and man- aged a portfolio of cellular towers throughout LATAM and Caribbean countries that at its peak numbered 300 towers. Upon exit from man- agement, he has maintained a 10%+ equity stake in VelociTel.

From 2002-2008 he was active in the management of Trussnet USA, Inc., an architecture, engineering and construction management firm which, in addition to other projects, provided services for construction of towers on behalf of the major US cellular carriers.

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Ken Hobbs Shareholder and General Counsel

Mario Alvarez is Founder and CEO and a shareholder of Balesia Group of Companies and has over 30 years of experience in the tower infrastructure business.

From 1987-2002 he was co-founder and a principal shareholder and CEO of VelociTel, LLC, www.velocitel.com (subsequently re-named FDH Veloci- tel, and its wireless services assets recently sold to QualTek Services). During his active management, Ve- lociTel developed, owned and man- aged a portfolio of cellular towers throughout LATAM and Caribbean countries that at its peak numbered 300 towers. Upon exit from man- agement, he has maintained a 10%+ equity stake in VelociTel.

From 2002-2008 he was active in the management of Trussnet USA, Inc., an architecture, engineering and construction management firm which, in addition to other projects, provided services for construction of towers on behalf of the major US cellular carriers.

Since founding Balesia in 2013 he has been CEO responsible for managing its day-to-day operations and its customer relations with its telecommunications operator customers.

He holds architecture degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1983 and the University of Idaho in 1987.

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Our objective

Deploy infrastructure for telecommunications on luminaries and other poles in road rights of way, green spaces, buildings and other spaces owned by a Municipality.

Manage the use of a fiber optic network for the deployment of value-added services (Wi-Fi, panic buttons, dependency connectivity, security cameras, etc.)

Manage the deployment process start to finish

Passive and active equipment (24/7/365)

Balesia Towers
  • Deploy and maintain fiber optic and wireless access networks
  • Provide fiber optic network for municipal use
Telecommunication operators
  • Ofer voice, data and video services to end users
  • Combine fiber optic resources already owned with those ofered by Balesia
Neighbors
  • Greater connectivity
  • Improvement in speeds and decrease in prices
  • Reduction of digital divide
Municipality
  • Provide poles (own and/or 3rd)
  • Authorize installation of poles and deployment of networks
  • Enjoy municipal network provided free of charge by Balesia
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Business model The municipality grants

Rights of use (non-exclusive) of luminaries and other poles in road rights of way, green spaces, buildings and other spaces owned by the Municipality.

Assign to Balesia rights on poles of third parties with which it has agreements of use (electric distributor, for example)

Guaranty authorizations and permits for installation, operation and maintenance.

The municipality gets

Access to fiber optic infrastructure network without cost for the benefit of its neighbors.

Generate additional municipal taxes associated with deployment (at rates to be agreed).

Improved connectivity for your neighbors for voice, data and video services.