Eliminating the tax would certainly serve the interests of the MNOs that filed the appeal, but it would also serve the interest of the Guatemalan mobile market as a whole. The building out of infrastructure is an important need in this developing nation, which has seen far too little investment in the sector for years. Imposing extra costs on mobile operators could stifle such investment, so if the court were to rule in such a way that the tax suspension becomes permanent, the interests of the country’s mobile market would be well served.
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