Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Synopsis

Venezuela’s fixed broadband penetration and speed are lower than the regional average and less than would be expected based on GDP per capita, which in Venezuela is higher than in Latin America as a whole. Partly due to the economic slowdown and partly to the rising popularity of mobile broadband, growth in the fixed broadband market has slowed.

State-owned incumbent CANTV is the country’s exclusive ADSL provider. A few cable TV companies offer cable modem access and there is one WiMAX provider. The Venezuelan government has launched a National Fibre-Optic Backbone project to guarantee a uniform distribution of high-speed internet access throughout the national territory. CANTV is in charge of implementing the project. The government intends to lease capacity on the National Fibre-Optic Backbone to cooperatives and small companies.

Pay TV is the fastest growing telecom sector in Venezuela after mobile broadband, and accounts for 15% of all telecom revenue in the country. The market leaders are DirecTV, Inter, SuperCable, NetUno, Movistar, and CANTV.

This report provides an overview of Venezuela’s broadband and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

CANTV deploys 8,760 antennae for regional schools and health centres; Vivo Play launches in Venezuela; AT&T makes a bid to acquire DirecTV’s US and Latin American operations; DTT reaches 60% population coverage; National Fibre-Optic Backbone project deployment is 70% complete; Venezuela ranking third in the world for Facebook users as a percentage of internet users; pay TV market suffering from rampant signal theft; satellite TV market competition; regulator’s market data to Q1 2014, DTTV developments; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

CANTV, Inter, NetUno, SuperCable, MovilMax, Movistar, DirecTV.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Fixed broadband access market
    • 2.1 Overview
      • 2.1.1 Fixed broadband statistics
      • 2.1.2 Broadband market analysis
      • 2.1.3 Broadband providers
    • 2.2 Government initiatives
      • 2.2.1 Laptops for schools
      • 2.2.2 National Fibre-Optic Backbone Project
    • 2.3 Cable modems
    • 2.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
    • 2.5 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • 2.6 WiMAX
    • 2.7 Mobile broadband
    • 2.8 Media convergence
      • 2.8.1 Triple play
      • 2.8.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
  • 3. Digital economy
    • 3.1 E-commerce
  • 4. Digital media
    • 4.1 Social networks
  • 5. Forecasts – fixed broadband market – 2015; 2020
    • 5.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband growth
    • 5.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband growth
    • 5.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 6. Broadcasting
    • 6.1 Pay TV overview
      • 6.1.1 Pay TV statistics
    • 6.2 Cable TV
      • 6.2.1 Inter
      • 6.2.2 SuperCable
      • 6.2.3 NetUno
    • 6.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
    • 6.4 Digital Terrestrial TV
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate – 1998 - 2004
  • Table 2 – Internet users, subscribers and user penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
  • Table 3 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2000 - 2014
  • Table 4 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 - 2014
  • Table 5 – Fixed broadband technologies – market share – 2001-2014
  • Table 6 – CANTV – broadband subscribers – 2000 - 2013
  • Table 7 – Internet service revenue – 2001 - 2013
  • Table 8 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Venezuela – B2C e-commerce spending – 2005 - 2013
  • Table 10 – Facebook users and penetration – 2008 - 2013
  • Table 11 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
  • Table 12 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
  • Table 13 – Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates – 1997 - 2004
  • Table 14 – Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates – 2005 - 2014
  • Table 15 – Major pay TV providers – market share – 2010 - 2013
  • Table 16 – Pay TV service revenue – 2001 - 2013
  • Table 17 – broadcasting service revenue – 2001 - 2014
  • Chart 1 – Internet users and user penetration rate – 2005 – 2015
  • Chart 2 – Fixed broadband subscribers – market evolution at a glance – 2003 - 2014

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