We redefine your reality through connectivity

Since 2011, we have built, owned and managed wireless infrastructure across the Americas and created a dominant platform for communications infrastructure development. Our assets redefine what is possible by enabling new technologies, fostering stable business growth, and generating high user satisfaction with connectivity.

A true ecosystem to catalyze transformative ideas.

With over 3,200 network assets installed and under development in , Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile, QMC offers complete solutions for coverage and capacity across the wireless landscape. We own and operate more than 88 million square feet of indoor Distributed Antenna System (DAS) coverage. In addition to DAS, we develop, own, operate, and lease towers, rooftops, and small cells for mobile network operations.

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QMC TELECOM uses connectivity as a tool for transformation

We believe in connections.
We believe in connecting people.

We believe in being connected anywhere, anytime. We believe in overcoming the barriers of physical distance, that you can live in one place and work in another, keep in touch with family and friends who live in other countries, pay a visit to Everest on your computer, learn Spanish from your couch. The sky is the limit when we are connected.

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That is why we work with the largest mobile operators in the world and partner with buildings as diverse as malls, hospitals, hotels, education, corporate buildings, high-rise towers, and airports. We believe in the extraordinary and in the connections that people create every day with one another.

We are #proudtobeQMC! We believe in each other and work as a team. We believe in the true power of our team’s potential. We are all united in one vision:


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We believe that our future offers connections with endless possibilities

5G brings unprecedented high speeds for data transfer, low latency for real-time responses, and scalability. We will have the opportunity to explore and discover new applications for existing technologies, as well as create an environment to discover other technologies not yet seen before.

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We want to create, transform and connect ideas

To do that, we have dedicated ourselves to making connectivity a common utility, such as electricity and running water, for as many people as possible.

And we believe that to make all of this happen, we will need a lot of #orangeblood and #rock&roll.

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To gain the trust of our customers, one solution at a time, with the best delivery and reliability.

The QMC Way

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We are resourceful, resilient, and operate with a constant sense of urgency.


No ego

We work as a team, without personal egos.


Act with integrity

Our actions are guided by the highest ethical standards.

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Client obsessed

We are fanatically focused on delivering impeccable service to our customers.


Smartly frugal

We always look for smart ways to reduce costs and be more efficient, while staying true to our values and growth goals.


Built to last

We seek sustainable and long-term success in everything we do.


Results driven

Our strategic goals and objectives are clear, and our focus on execution is relentless.



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QMC Telecom landed another R$500 million credit line with Banco Itaú BBA for its Brazil operations and started a $45 million partnership with IDB to support investments in other Latin American countries. It was also a year of territorial expansion and increasing the team in all countries where QMC operates.
During this year, we faced the worldwide challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with a lot of determination, keeping health as a priority without compromising our results. We achieved the mark of more than 2,500 installed assets. We expanded our services within Latin America, reaching Peru, and inaugurated our office in the United States.

QMC Telecom leads the first 5G trial in Brazil on an indoor system. The Company also achieves its first street level coverage project with small cells implemented in Colombia and Brazil. Finally, QMC expands its credit line to R$ 400 million with support from the banks ING and Itaú.

QMC Telecom sets an installation record for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) deployments with over 30 projects completed in Brazil. It is also the year in which QMC implements its first DAS project in Colombia.

QMC Telecom raises a R$ 150 million credit line from ING Bank in Brazil and solidifies the Company's balance sheet. In Mexico, QMC acquires the DAS portfolio from UNW, making QMC one of the largest DAS neutral host operators in the country.

QMC Telecom closes its third equity funding round, which enables the company to expand its operations in multiple countries, including the launch of its DAS operations in Mexico.

QMC Telecom has its biggest year yet with 449 greenfield towers installed. It is also the year in which QMC implements its first DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) project in Brazil.

QMC Telecom raises its second round of equity funding, led by Accel Partners & Quadrant Capital Advisors. The Company expands its operations to Colombia.

QMC Telecom signs its first Master Lease Agreements (MLAs) with Brazilian cellular operators, solidifying their presence in the country. QMC also builds its first camouflaged tower in Brazil.

QMC Telecom International launches and receives its first round of investments, led by Housatonic Partners. The Company commences local operations in Brazil and Mexico.

QMC Telecom is born in Puerto Rico. José Stella and Rafael Somoza have the vision that connectivity can make everything possible.

Ready to implement the connectivity solutions that will transform your business?

QMC is a leader in the wireless telecommunications infrastructure market, with cutting-edge technical know-how and end-to-end solutions, always committed to making advanced mobile technology a reality for our customers and partners.

Interested in uninterrupted connectivity with all your customers, redefining what is possible through wireless communication, and still meeting your business needs?

Our executives

QMC is founder-led and managed, and its executives have built a track record of disciplined execution at scale across the telecom sector.

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Jose R. Stella

Board member and Co-Founder
Jose Stella is a Board Member and Co-Founder of QMC Telecom. Previously he was President and Co-Founder of VIU Media, Puerto Rico's largest private outdoor advertising company, until the sale of the company in 2006 to Lamar Advertising. He previously worked at Chase Manhattan Bank, Banco Popular and UBS in Zurich. Jose graduated cum laude from Babson College with a focus on Finance, Investments and Economics and has an MBA from the University of Michigan.
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Rafael A. Somoza

CEO and Co-Founder
Rafael Somoza is CEO and Co- Founder of QMC Telecom. Previously he was CEO and Co-Founder of VIU Media, Puerto Rico's largest private outdoor advertising company, until the company's sale in 2006 to Lamar Advertising. He previously worked at Chase Manhattan Bank and CS First Boston. Rafael graduated magna cum laude in Economics and Political Science from Yale College and has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Aurelio J. Emanuelli

General Counsel
Aurelio Emanuelli is the General Counsel of QMC Telecom International Holdings, LLC. Prior to QMC, Bobby was a partner for more than twenty years in several top law firms in Puerto Rico, focusing on financial transactions, regulatory and securities affairs, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and other general corporate issues. Bobby holds a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in History from Yale College and Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.
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André Machado

LatAm Regional Head
André is currently QMC Telecom's Latam Regional Head. Prior to that, Andre was QMC Brazil's Country President for almost 7 years. Previously, he was Vice President and a member of the executive management team for Huawei and Ericsson Brazil. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been in senior management positions for several companies including Ericcson & Huawei. André graduated in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Mackenzie and holds complementary business management courses from the London Business School, the Indian School of Business (ISB), and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Ricardo Zubieta

Chief Financial Officer
Ricardo Zubieta is QMC Telecom International’s Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he spent 20 years in investment banking, advising a broad range of technology, media and telecommunications clients on mergers and acquisitions, financing and stock offerings. Most recently, he was Managing Director at Barclay's Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group, where he was Head of Telecom M&A. Ricardo began his career at Lehman Brother's Telecom and Media Group. He graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with an engineering degree and has an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
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José Javier Martinez

Chief Information Officer
José Javier Martinez is Chief Information Officer at QMC Telecom. Previously, José Javier served as CIO & CTO for Globenet, a submarine cable company. He has over 18 years of experience in IT and process-related positions in the Americas and Europe. José Javier holds a BA in Computer Engineering from the Universidad de León, Spain, and an Executive MBA from IE Business School.
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Eduardo Miki Watanabe

Growth Director
Miki joined QMC Telecom in 2017 as a Chief of Staff and currently serves as Growth Director, where he oversees the practices of Advanced Analytics, Marketing, and Business Development. Miki started his career in consulting, where he was exposed to several Business Transformation and Change Enablement cases across a variety of industries. Miki holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Escola Politécnica at USP.
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Augusto Pessoa

Global Technical Director
Augusto has 35+ years of experience in Telecom. Currently he is the Global Technical Director at QMC Telecom. Prior to that, he worked at Ericsson, LCC Intl., Philips, COMCAST and INPE with the main IP and transportation technologies and with every type of mobile access networks available in the past 25 years. He managed the design and construction of several networks, including 10,000 cellsites and 650 projects of indoor coverage, being responsible for the first virtual evolved packet core (vEPC). Augusto holds a BA in Eletronic Engineering from Universidade Federal da Paraíba.
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Carolina Martins

Global HR Director
Carolina Martins is the Global HR Director at QMC Telecom. Before that, she was responsible for Organizational Development at Santander and Braskem and worked as a business consultant at Accenture and ICTS Global. She has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, mainly in Talent Management, Corporate University and Cultural Transformation. Carolina has a degree in Psychology from Universidade Estadual Paulista, and M.B.A in Strategic and Economic Management by FGV, as well as a Continued Education Course in Digital Transformation by IESE.
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Murilo Almeida

Country President - Brazil
Murilo Almeida is currently QMC Brazi’s Country President after having occupied the position of Sales & Business Development Director. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications market, having led projects of high strategic relevance in 3 of the 4 largest operators in Brazil - including work on areas such as commercial planning, license valuation, strategic planning, M&A, CAPEX and Turnaround optimization. Prior to QMC, Murilo worked as Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with a focus on Telecommunications, as Strategic Planning manager at Telefonica, and as a business analyst at Value Partners. He holds an engineering degree from UNICAMP and an MBA from Wharton School of Business.
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Julio Otalora

Country President - Colombia & Peru
Julio Otálora is Country President of QMC Telecom in Colombia and Peru. Julio has more than 19 years of professional experience working for multinational telecommunications and technology companies in Colombia and the United States. Throughout his professional career, he has led Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Adobe and Apple as Country Manager. Julio holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an MBA from Thunderbird Graduate School (ASU) in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Victor Lozada

Country Manager - Mexico
Victor Lozada is QMC Telecom México’s Country Manager and has over 10 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. Prior to his current role, he was Tower Operations Manager at QMC Mexico. He has worked for companies like Centennial Towers and American Tower, where he developed projects in Mexico, Brazil and Latin America. Victor has a degree in Civil Engineering, with a specialization in Structures from the Universidad Autónoma de México, and an MBA from the University of the Americas.
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John B. Georges

Senior Advisor
John Georges is a Senior Advisor at QMC Previously, John co-founded and acted as CEO and then Chairman of NextG Networks until its sale to Crown Castle for $1B in 2012. John also co-founded and was President and CTO of LGC Wireless, a telecom equipment manufacturer successfully sold to ADC Telecom. John has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley.
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QMC maintains a high-quality pool of capital through both its equity commitments and corporate credit facilities. The Company’s shareholder base is supportive, experienced, and well-capitalized.

Our largest shareholders include Housatonic, Accel, Grupo Santo Domingo,
Peterson Partners, and Pacific Lake Partners.

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