2007 Latin American Mobile Communications and Mobile Data Market

Publication Overview

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile markets in Latin America. Subjects covered include:

  • Mobile statistics and trends;
  • Mobile operators;
  • Government policies and regulatory issues;
  • Spectrum auctions;
  • Mobile technologies - GSM, CDMA, 3G;
  • Trends in the prepaid sector;
  • Location-based services;
  • Mobile satellite services;
  • Mobile data services - SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA 1xRTT, 1x EV-DO.

Executive Summary

This Latin American market report covers the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in each of the following economies: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the smaller Caribbean island nations. The region’s major mobile markets include:


Argentina

Argentina has one of the fastest-growing mobile markets in Latin America, with a penetration of around 75% in early 2007 – a figure that is well above the Latin American average, trailing only Chile and a few Caribbean islands (note: the figures published by Argentina’s regulator INDEC, giving a penetration of 82% at end-2006, appear to have been overstated). Three operators, Movistar, CTI Móvil, and Telecom Personal, run a close competition for market share. All three are planning network upgrades in 2007 to prepare for the launch of UMTS 3G technology. After absorbing Movicom BellSouth in January 2005, Movistar accumulated surplus spectrum that it must relinquish in stages. Companies vying for Movistar’s returned spectrum include cooperative start-up Comarcoop, CTI Móvil, and Hutchison.


Brazil

In terms of subscribers, Brazil’s mobile market is the fifth largest in the world, behind China, the USA, Japan, and Russia. Yet, although Brazil holds more than one third of all the mobile users in Latin America, its mobile penetration (53% in early 2007) is about average for Latin America, trailing Chile, Argentina, and several other countries. GSM is Brazil’s preferred technology, and is gradually taking over the mobile market. There is considerable room for growth in mobile data services. Although the share of operators’ revenue from VAS is small compared with other countries, it is on the rise. A 3G auction is expected in mid or late 2007, despite some uncertainty as to the prospects of 3G in Brazil.

Although Brazil’s mobile phone industry is highly competitive and dynamic, there are concerns about its future, especially considering Brazil’s sluggish GDP growth and the low average income among workers, which could lead to early market saturation. The country has four major mobile operators (Vivo, TIM, Claro, and Oi) that hold 91% of the market. There are also another five smaller mobile companies. In January 2007, US investment bank Merrill Lynch was appointed to coordinate the sale of Amazônia Celular and Telemig Celular, which between them hold a 5% share of the mobile market. Claro and Vivo are considered the most likely buyers.


Chile

At around 81% in early 2007, Chile’s mobile penetration is second only to a few Caribbean islands. Mobile subscribers outnumber fixed-line connections by almost four to one. Mobile competition is fierce, with four mobile service providers fighting over market share: Telefónica’s Movistar Chile, Entel PCS, América Móvil’s Claro, and trunking operator Nextel Chile. The latter finally launched iDEN services in December 2006 after six years of legal battles over interconnection. In 2007, the government may be launching a 3G auction, which would be open to both new and existing players.

Mobile subscriber growth in Chile can be attributed to the following factors:

  • solid performance of the Chilean economy;
  • the success of prepaid calling card plans;
  • the introduction of PCS services and calling party pays policies;
  • reduced cost of handsets due to competition.

Colombia

Colombia’s mobile market is one of the country’s most dynamic businesses. Despite being among the poorer Latin American countries in terms of GDP per capita, mobile penetration (68% in early 2007) is considerably higher than the Latin American average. América Móvil’s Comcel is the leading mobile operator, followed by Telefónica’s Movistar. Millicom International acquired control of the third mobile company, Colombia Móvil (previously branded Ola), and relaunched it in November 2006 with the brand name Tigo. Avantel is the fourth officially recognised mobile company. Avantel uses iDEN technology; Comcel uses TDMA and GSM; Movistar uses TDMA, CDMA, and GSM; and Colombia Móvil uses only GSM.


Mexico

Driven by a booming GSM market, Mexico’s mobile industry is growing at a yearly rate of around 22%, reaching 53% penetration in early 2007. There are four mobile operators: América Móvil’s Telcel and Telefónica’s Movistar offer GSM services, while Iusacell and Unefón use CDMA technology. A fifth operator, Nextel de México, operates a mobile trunking system using the iDEN mobile communications standard. Despite increased competition since 2000, Telcel still dominates the mobile market, with about 76% market share. Movistar is Telcel’s main competitor, with 15% market share. The much smaller Iusacell and Unefón are expected to merge around mid-2007. Between 2003 and 2006, Mexican mobile operators have been upgrading their networks to offer high-capacity and high-speed data services, such as EDGE, 1xRTT, and 1x EV-DO.


Peru

At 31% in early 2007, mobile penetration in Peru is considerably lower than the Latin American average. Mobile subscribers, however, are growing at an annual rate of 57%. Three companies compete in the Peruvian mobile market: Telefónica’s Movistar is the leader, with around 60% market share; América Móvil, in second place, has 38% and is fast gaining ground; Nextel Perú, primarily catering to corporate customers, has only 4% of the market but has the best ARPU. The government has approved the auctioning of BellSouth’s returned licence, and has published the bidding rules. Movistar and Claro are precluded from bidding, leaving only Nextel or a new entrant as possible candidates.


Venezuela

Mobile telephony in Venezuela has been far more dynamic than the fixed-line market, so much so that mobile phones outnumber fixed lines in service by more than four to one. Mobile penetration reached 72% in early 2007. In 2006, the mobile scenario was transformed when Venezuelan businessman Oswaldo Cisneros acquired regional operator Digitel from Telecom Italia, and then merged three regional companies Digitel, Digicel, and Infonet into a single nationwide operator capable of competing with the two market leaders Movistar and Movilnet. Another radical change occurred in February 2007, when the Venezuelan government agreed to buy a controlling stake in Movilnet’s parent company, fixed line incumbent CANTV.


For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in Latin America, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:

  • Mobile market forces and developments;
  • Mobile operators - acquisitions, mergers, and competition;
  • Past and planned spectrum auctions;
  • Technological developments in the mobile telephony and mobile data markets.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Table of Contents

1.LATIN AMERICA’S MOBILE MARKET
1.1Overview of Latin America’s mobile market
1.1.1Mobile statistics
1.2Mobile technologies
1.2.1GSM
1.2.2Third Generation (3G) mobile
1.3Major mobile operators in Latin America
1.3.1América Móvil
1.3.2Telefónica SA
1.3.3Telecom Italia
1.3.4Millicom International Cellular
1.3.5Digicel
1.4Mobile voice services
1.4.1Prepaid
1.4.2Satellite mobile
1.5Mobile data services
1.5.1SMS
1.5.2Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
1.5.3High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
1.5.4Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
2.ARGENTINA
2.1Overview of Argentina’s mobile market
2.1.1Mobile statistics
2.2Regulatory issues
2.2.1Calling Party Pays (CPP)
2.2.2PCS auctions 1999
2.2.3Number Portability (NP)
2.2.4Returned spectrum allocation
2.3Mobile technologies
2.3.1Third Generation (3G) mobile
2.4Major mobile operators
2.4.1Movistar Argentina
2.4.2CTI Móvil
2.4.3Telecom Personal
2.4.4Nextel Argentina
2.4.5Comarcoop
2.5Mobile voice services
2.5.1Prepaid
2.5.2Satellite mobile
2.6Mobile data services
2.6.1Short Message Service (SMS)
2.6.2Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
2.6.3Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
2.6.4General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
2.6.5Push-to-Talk (PTT)
2.6.6Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
2.6.7BlackBerry
2.6.8Mobile TV
3.BELIZE
3.1Overview of Belize’s mobile market
3.1.1Mobile statistics
3.2Major mobile operators
3.2.1BTL (DigiCell)
3.2.2SpeedNet (Smart)
3.2.3Intelco (defunct)
4.BOLIVIA
4.1Overview of Bolivia’s mobile market
4.1.1Mobile statistics
4.2Mobile technologies
4.3Major mobile operators
4.3.1Tigo (Telecel)
4.3.2Entel Movil
4.3.3NuevaTel (Viva)
4.3.4Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
4.4Mobile voice services
4.4.1Prepaid
4.4.2Satellite mobile
4.5Mobile data services
5.BRAZIL
5.1Overview of Brazil’s mobile market
5.1.1Mobile statistics
5.1.2Privatisation of Telebrás
5.2Regulatory issues
5.2.1Carrier preselection
5.2.2Number Portability (NP)
5.2.3Concession areas
5.2.4Frequency bands
5.2.5Band-A
5.2.6Band-B
5.2.7Band-D and Band-E
5.3Mobile technologies
5.3.1SMP and SMC
5.3.2GSM
5.3.3Third Generation (3G) mobile
5.4Major mobile operators
5.4.1Overview
5.4.2Vivo
5.4.3TIM Brasil
5.4.4Claro (América Móvil)
5.4.5Oi (TNL-PCS – Telemar)
5.4.6Telpart
5.4.7Brasil Telecom Celular
5.4.8CTBC Telecom
5.4.9Sercomtel Celular
5.4.10Nextel Brasil
5.5Mobile voice services
5.5.1Prepaid
5.5.2Satellite mobile
5.6Mobile data services
5.6.1Short Message Service (SMS)
5.6.2Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
5.6.3Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
5.6.4Push-to-Talk (PTT)
5.6.5Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
5.6.6High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
5.6.7Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
5.6.8BlackBerry
5.6.9Mobile TV
5.7Mobile content and applications
5.7.1Location-Based Services (LBS)
5.7.2Gaming
6.CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
6.1Overview of mobile markets
6.1.1Mobile statistics
6.2Satellite mobile
7.CHILE
7.1Overview of Chile’s mobile market
7.1.1Mobile statistics
7.2Regulatory issues
7.2.1Spectrum auctions (historical review)
7.2.2Spectrum auction – 2006
7.2.3Fixed-to-mobile call charges
7.2.4Number Portability (NP)
7.2.5Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
7.3Mobile technologies
7.3.1Third Generation (3G) mobile
7.4Major mobile operators
7.4.1Movistar Chile
7.4.2Entel PCS
7.4.3Claro
7.4.4Nextel Chile
7.5Mobile voice services
7.5.1Prepaid
7.5.2Satellite mobile
7.6Mobile data services
7.6.1Short Message Service (SMS)
7.6.2Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
7.6.3Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
7.6.4General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
7.6.5Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
7.6.6High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
7.6.7Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
7.6.8High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
7.6.9BlackBerry
7.6.10Mobile TV
7.7Mobile content and applications
7.7.1Location-Based Services (LBS)
8.COLOMBIA
8.1Overview of Colombia’s mobile market
8.1.1Mobile statistics
8.2Regulatory issues
8.2.1Spectrum auctions
8.3Mobile technologies
8.4Major mobile operators
8.4.1Comcel (América Móvil)
8.4.2Movistar (TEM Colombia)
8.4.3Colombia Móvil - Tigo (Millicom)
8.4.4Avantel
8.5Mobile voice services
8.5.1Prepaid
8.5.2Satellite mobile
8.6Mobile data services
8.6.1Short Message Service (SMS)
8.6.2Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
8.6.3Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
8.6.4High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
9.COSTA RICA
9.1Overview of Costa Rica’s mobile market
9.1.1Mobile statistics
9.2Major mobile operators
9.2.1Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE)
10.CUBA
10.1Overview of Cuba’s mobile market
10.1.1Mobile statistics
10.1.2Major mobile operators
11.DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
11.1Overview of the Dominican Republic’s mobile market
11.1.1Mobile statistics
11.2Major mobile operators
11.2.1Codetel (formerly Verizon Dominicana)
11.2.2Orange Dominicana
11.2.3Tricom
11.2.4Centennial Dominicana
11.3Mobile voice services
11.3.1Prepaid
11.4Mobile data services
11.4.1High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
11.4.2General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
12.ECUADOR
12.1Overview of Ecuador’s mobile market
12.1.1Mobile statistics
12.2Mobile technologies
12.3Major mobile operators
12.3.1Conecel (Porta)
12.3.2Otecel (Movistar)
12.3.3Telecsa (Alegro)
13.EL SALVADOR
13.1Overview of El Salvador’s mobile market
13.1.1Mobile statistics
13.2Major mobile operators
13.2.1Claro (América Móvil)
13.2.2Telemóvil / Tigo (MIC)
13.2.3Movistar (Telefónica)
13.2.4Digicel
13.2.5RED (Intelfon)
14.GUATEMALA
14.1Overview of Guatemala’s mobile market
14.1.1Mobile statistics
14.2Regulatory issues
14.2.1Spectrum regulations
14.3Mobile technologies
14.4Major mobile operators
14.4.1Claro (América Móvil)
14.4.2Comcel (Millicom)
14.4.3Movistar (Telefónica Móviles)
14.5Mobile voice services
14.5.1Prepaid
15.GUYANA
15.1Overview of Guyana’s mobile market
15.1.1Mobile statistics
15.2Mobile technologies
15.3Major mobile operators
15.3.1Cellink (GT&T)
15.3.2Digicel Guyana (formerly Cel*Star/U-mobile)
15.4Mobile voice services
15.4.1Satellite mobile
16.HAITI
16.1Overview of Haiti’s mobile market
16.1.1Mobile statistics
16.2Major mobile operators
16.2.1Haiti Telecommunications International (HaiTel)
16.2.2Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti (Comcel)
16.2.3Rectel (Teleco)
16.2.4Digicel
17.HONDURAS
17.1Overview of the Honduran mobile market
17.1.1Mobile statistics
17.2Major mobile operators
17.2.1Tigo (Millicom)
17.2.2Claro (América Móvil)
17.2.3Hondutel
18.JAMAICA
18.1Overview of Jamaica’s mobile market
18.1.1Mobile statistics
18.2Major mobile operators
18.2.1Digicel Jamaica (Mossel)
18.2.2Cable & Wireless Jamaica
18.2.3MiPhone (Oceanic Digital Jamaica)
19.MEXICO
19.1Overview of Mexico’s mobile market
19.1.1Mobile statistics
19.2Regulatory issues
19.2.1Spectrum auctions
19.2.2Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
19.3Mobile technologies
19.3.1Third Generation (3G) mobile
19.4Major mobile operators
19.4.1Telcel
19.4.2Movistar
19.4.3Unefón
19.4.4Grupo Iusacell
19.4.5Nextel de México
19.5Mobile voice services
19.5.1Prepaid
19.5.2Satellite mobile
19.6Mobile data services
19.6.1Short Message Service (SMS)
19.6.2Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
19.6.3General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
19.6.4Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
19.6.5Push-to-Talk (PTT)
19.6.6High capacity mobile voice/data services (CDMA2000 1xRTT)
19.6.7Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
19.7Mobile applications
19.7.1Location-Based Services (LBS)
20.NICARAGUA
20.1Overview of Nicaragua’s mobile market
20.1.1Mobile statistics
20.2Major mobile operators
20.2.1Claro (América Móvil)
20.2.2Movistar (Telefónica)
20.3Mobile voice services
20.3.1Satellite mobile
21.PANAMA
21.1Overview of Panama’s mobile market
21.1.1Mobile statistics
21.2Major mobile operators
21.2.1+Movil (C&WP)
21.2.2Movistar (Telefónica)
22.PARAGUAY
22.1Overview of Paraguay’s mobile market
22.1.1Mobile statistics
22.2Mobile technologies
22.3Major mobile operators
22.3.1Telecel (Millicom International Cellular)
22.3.2Núcleo (Telecom Personal/Telecom Argentina)
22.3.3CTI Móvil (América Móvil)
22.3.4Vox (Hola Paraguay/KDDI)
22.4Mobile voice services
22.4.1Satellite mobile
22.5Mobile data services
23.PERU
23.1Overview of Peru’s mobile market
23.1.1Mobile statistics
23.2Regulatory issues
23.2.1Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
23.3Mobile technologies
23.4Major mobile operators
23.4.1Movistar Perú (Telefónica Móviles)
23.4.2Claro (América Móvil)
23.4.3Nextel del Perú
23.5Mobile voice services
23.5.1Prepaid
23.5.2Satellite mobile
23.6Mobile data services
23.6.1Short Message Service (SMS)
23.6.2General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
23.6.3High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
23.6.4Mobile TV
24.PUERTO RICO
24.1Overview of Puerto Rico’s mobile market
24.1.1Mobile statistics
24.2Mobile technologies
24.3Major mobile operators
24.3.1Cingular Wireless Puerto Rico
24.3.2Verizon Wireless Puerto Rico (PRTC)
24.3.3Centennial de Puerto Rico (CPR)
24.3.4Movistar Puerto Rico
24.3.5SunCom Puerto Rico
24.3.6Sprint PCS
25.SURINAME
25.1Overview of Suriname’s mobile market
25.1.1Mobile statistics
25.2Major mobile operators
25.2.1Telesur
25.3Mobile voice services
25.3.1Prepaid
25.3.2Satellite mobile
26.URUGUAY
26.1Overview of Uruguay’s mobile market
26.1.1Mobile statistics
26.2Mobile technologies
26.2.1Third Generation (3G) mobile
26.3Major mobile operators
26.3.1Ancel
26.3.2Movistar
26.3.3CTI Móvil
26.4Mobile voice services
26.4.1Satellite mobile
26.5Mobile data services
27.VENEZUELA
27.1Overview of Venezuela’s mobile market
27.1.1Mobile statistics
27.2Mobile technologies
27.2.1CDMA and TDMA
27.2.2GSM
27.2.3Third Generation mobile
27.3Major mobile operators
27.3.1Movistar (Telefónica)
27.3.2Movilnet (CANTV)
27.3.3Digitel GSM
27.4Mobile voice services
27.4.1Prepaid
27.4.2Satellite mobile
27.5Mobile data services
27.5.1Short Message Service (SMS)
27.5.2Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
27.5.3High capacity mobile voice/data services (CDMA2000 1x)
27.5.4Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
28.GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Exhibit 1 – EDGE deployments in Latin America – March 2007
Exhibit 2 – PCS auctions in Argentina – 1999
Exhibit 3 – Movicom BellSouth history
Exhibit 4 – Telefónica Comunicaciones Personales, trading as Unifón history
Exhibit 5 – Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
Exhibit 6 – Band-A mobile operators and technologies used in Brazil
Exhibit 7 – Band-B mobile operators and technologies used in Brazil
Exhibit 8 – Band-D mobile operators and technologies used in Brazil
Exhibit 9 – Band-E mobile operators and technologies used in Brazil
Exhibit 10 – Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
Exhibit 11 – Vivo group company history
Exhibit 12 – TIM Brasil company history
Exhibit 13 – TIM Brasil company restructure – 2003 - 2006
Exhibit 14 – Claro company history
Exhibit 15 – Mobile concessions and original shareholders in Chile
Exhibit 16 – Telefónica Móvil de Chile (TEM Chile) history
Exhibit 17 – BellSouth Chile history
Exhibit 18 – Colombian regions for mobile licensing
Exhibit 19 – Comcel company history
Exhibit 20 – TEM Colombia company history
Exhibit 21 – Colombia Móvil company history
Exhibit 22 – BellSouth Guatemala history
Exhibit 23 – Mobile telephone regions in Mexico
Exhibit 24 – Licences of mobile operators in Mexico
Exhibit 25 – Telefónica acquisitions: Bajacel, Movitel, Norcel, Cedetel, and Pegaso
Exhibit 26 – Aló PCS history
Exhibit 27 – Enitel Movil history
Exhibit 28 – Licensed mobile companies in Paraguay
Exhibit 29 – Telefónica Móviles Perú (TEM Perú) history
Exhibit 30 – BellSouth Peru history
Exhibit 31 – TIM Perú history
Exhibit 32 – Mobile telephony in Venezuela – historical overview
Exhibit 33 – Mobile telephony in Venezuela – licensing regions
Exhibit 34 – Movistar company history
Exhibit 35 – Infonet history
Exhibit 36 – Digicel history


Table 1 – International operators – subscribers, annual change and market share – 2005 - 2006
Table 2 – Latin America mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1998 - 2006
Table 3 – Countries ranked by subscriber numbers, and regional market share – 2006
Table 4 – Countries ranked by mobile penetration, and variation from regional average – 2006
Table 5 – Countries ranked by net additions, and annual growth – 2006
Table 6 – Top 10 mobile operators and annual change ranked by subscriber numbers - 2006
Table 7 – Mobile subscribers and annual change by digital technology - 2003 - 2006
Table 8 – América Móvil subscribers by subsidiary and annual change – 2005 - 2006
Table 9 – Telefónica mobile subscribers and annual change by subsidiary – 2005 - 2006
Table 10 – Telecom Italia and TIM subscribers and annual change by subsidiary – 2005 - 2006
Table 11 – Millicom mobile subscribers and annual change by subsidiary – 2005 - 2006
Table 12 – Mobile statistics Argentina – 2006
Table 13 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Argentina – September 2006
Table 14 – Mobile subscribers, change and penetration in Argentina - 1996 - 2006
Table 15 – Mobile operators’ market share in Argentina – 1999 - 2006
Table 16 – Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change – 1999 - 2006
Table 17 – CTI Móvil – mobile subscribers and annual change – 1999 - 2006
Table 18 – Telecom Personal mobile subscribers and annual change – 1999 - 2006
Table 19 – Nextel Argentina mobile subscribers and annual change – 2004 - 2006
Table 20 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in Argentina – 1999 - 2006
Table 21 – Mobile statistics Belize – June 2006
Table 22 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Belize - 1999 - 2006
Table 23 – BTL mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 24 – SpeedNet mobile subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 25 – Mobile statistics Bolivia – September 2006
Table 26 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Bolivia - September 2006
Table 27 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Bolivia - 1996 - 2006
Table 28 – Mobile market share by operator in Bolivia - 2003 - 2006
Table 29 – Mobile statistics Brazil – 2006
Table 30 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Brazil – September 2006
Table 31 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Brazil - 1996 - 2006
Table 32 – Mobile market share by operator in Brazil – 2003 - 2006
Table 33 – Band A, B, D, and E subscribers in Brazil – 2000 - 2006
Table 34 – Band A, B, D, and E ratio in Brazil – 2000 - 2006
Table 35 – Mobile subscribers by technology in Brazil – 2002 - 2006
Table 36 – Market share by technology in Brazil – 2002 - 2006
Table 37 – Annual change by technology in Brazil – 2003 - 2006
Table 38 – Mobile market share by operator in Brazil – 2003 - 2006
Table 39 – Evolution of ARPU – major operators and annual change in Brazil – 2005 - 2006
Table 40 – Vivo subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2006
Table 41 – Vivo subscribers per subsidiary (historical) – 2002 - 2005
Table 42 – TIM Brasil subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2006
Table 43 – TIM Brasil subscribers per subsidiary (historical) – 2002 - 2005
Table 44 – Claro subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2006
Table 45 – Oi subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 46 – Amazônia Celular subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2006
Table 47 – Telemig subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2006
Table 48 – BrT Mobile subscribers and annual change – 2004 - 2006
Table 49 – CTBC subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2006
Table 50 – Sercomtel subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2006
Table 51 – Nextel Brasil mobile subscribers and annual change – 2004 - 2006
Table 52 – Prepaid subscribers, annual change and market share in Brazil – 2002 - 2006
Table 53 – Caribbean countries – mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - June 2006
Table 54 – Mobile statistic Chile – 2006
Table 55 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Chile – September 2006
Table 56 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Chile – 1995 - 2006
Table 57 – Mobile market share by perator in Chile – 1999 - 2006
Table 58 – Movistar mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – 1999 - 2006
Table 59 – Entel PCS – mobile subscribers and annual change – 1999 - 2006
Table 60 – Claro mobile subscribers and annual change – 1999 - 2006
Table 61 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in Chile – 1999 - 2006
Table 62 – Mobile statistics Colombia– June 2006
Table 63 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Colombia - September 2006
Table 64 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change in Colombia – 1997 - 2006
Table 65 – Mobile market share by operator in Colombia – 2002 - 2006
Table 66 – Comcel subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2006
Table 67 – Movistar subscribers and annual change – 2001 - 2006
Table 68 – Ola subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2006
Table 69 – Mobile statistics Costa Rica – June 2006
Table 70 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Costa Rica – June 2006
Table 71 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Costa Rica - 1998 - 2006
Table 72 – Mobile statistics Cuba – 2006
Table 73 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Cuba – 1996 - 2006
Table 74 – Mobile statistics Dominican Republic – September 2006
Table 75 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in the Dominican Republic – September 2006
Table 76 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in the Dominican Republic - 1997 - 2006
Table 77 – Mobile operator market share in the Dominican Republic - 2003 - 2006
Table 78 – Codetel mobile subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2006
Table 79 – Postpaid/prepaid ratio in the Dominican Republic - 2001 - 2006
Table 80 – Mobile statistics Ecuador – February 2007
Table 81 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual growth in Ecuador - February 2007
Table 82 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Ecuador - 1996 - 2007
Table 83 – Mobile operators’ market share in Ecuador – 1996 - 2007
Table 84 – Prepaid subscriber ratio by operator in Ecuador – 2002 - 2007
Table 85 – Conecel mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2007
Table 86 – Otecel mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2007
Table 87 – Alegro mobile subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2007
Table 88 – Mobile statistics El Salvador – June 2006
Table 89 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in El Salvador – June 2006
Table 90 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in El Salvador – 1998 - 2006
Table 91 – Mobile operators’ market share in El Salvador – 2003 - 2006
Table 92 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in El Salvador - 2002 - 2006
Table 93 – Claro mobile subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2006
Table 94 – Telemóvil mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2006
Table 95 – Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2006
Table 96 – Digicel mobile subscribers and annual change – 2002 - 2006
Table 97 – Mobile statistics Guatemala – June 2006
Table 98 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Guatemala - June 2006
Table 99 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change in Guatemala - 1997 - 2006
Table 100 – Mobile operators’ market share in Guatemala - 2000 - 2006
Table 101 – Claro mobile subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2006
Table 102 – Comcel mobile subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2006
Table 103 – Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2006
Table 104 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in Guatemala - 2002 - 2006
Table 105 – Mobile statistics Guyana – June 2006
Table 106 – Mobile subscribers, annual change, and penetration in Guyana - 1998 - 2006
Table 107 – GT&T mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 108 – Mobile statistics Haiti – June 2006
Table 109 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Haiti - 1998 - 2006
Table 110 – Mobile statistics Honduras – June 2006
Table 111 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Honduras - June 2006
Table 112 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Honduras - 1997 - 2006
Table 113 – Mobile operators’ market share in Honduras - 2002 - 2006
Table 114 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in Honduras - 1997 - 2005
Table 115 – Tigo subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 116 – Claro subscribers and annual change – 2003 - 2006
Table 117 – Mobile statistics Jamica – 2006
Table 118 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Jamaica – September 2005
Table 119 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Jamaica - 1997 - 2006
Table 120 – Mobile market share by operator in Jamaica - 2003 - 2006
Table 121 – Mobile statistics Mexico – 2006
Table 122 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Mexico – 2006
Table 123 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Mexico – 1996 - 2006
Table 124 – Mobile market share by operator in Mexico – 2001 - 2006
Table 125 – Mobile penetration by region in Mexico - 2002 - 2006
Table 126 – Telcel subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2006
Table 127 – Movistar subscribers and annual change – 2001 - 2006
Table 128 – Unefón subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2006
Table 129 – Iusacell subscribers and annual change – 1998 - 2006
Table 130 – Prepaid and postpaid subscribers and annual change in Mexico – 1997 - 2006
Table 131 – Mobile statistics Nicaragua – Sep 2006
Table 132 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Nicaragua - June 2006
Table 133 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Nicaragua - 2000 - 2006
Table 134 – Operators’ mobile market share in Nicaragua - 2004 - 2006
Table 135 – Postpaid/prepaid ratio in Nicaragua - 2003 - 2006
Table 136 – Claro subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 137 – Movistar subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 138 – Mobile statistics Panama – June 2006
Table 139 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Panama - June 2006
Table 140 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Panama - 1997 - 2006
Table 141 – Operators’ mobile market share in Panama - 2003 - 2006
Table 142 – Postpaid/prepaid ratio in Panama - 1998 - 2005
Table 143 – Movistar subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 144 – Mobile statistics Paraguay – September 2006
Table 145 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Paraguay - September 2006
Table 146 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change in Paraguay - 1998 - 2006
Table 147 – Mobile operators market share in Paraguay - 2003 - 2006
Table 148 – Mobile statistics Peru – 2006
Table 149 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Peru - 2006
Table 150 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Peru - 1996 - 2006
Table 151 – Company market share in Peru – 1996 - 2006
Table 152 – Movistar mobile subscribers (million) and annual change – 2001 - 2006
Table 153 – Claro subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 154 – Nextel subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 155 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in Peru - 2001 - 2006
Table 156 – Mobile statistics Puerto Rico – September 2006
Table 157 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Puerto Rico – September 2006
Table 158 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Puerto Rico – 1997 - 2006
Table 159 – Operators’ market share in Puerto Rico – 2002 - 2006
Table 160 – Mobile statistics Suriname – June 2006
Table 161 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change in Suriname - 1997 - 2006
Table 162 – Mobile statistics Uruguay – September 2006
Table 163 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change in Uruguay – June 2006
Table 164 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change in Uruguay - 1997 - 2006
Table 165 – Mobile operators’ market share in Uruguay - 2003 - 2006
Table 166 – Ancel mobile subscribers and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 167 – Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 168 – CTI Móvil mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 169 – Mobile statistics Venezuela – 2006
Table 170 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual growth in Venezuela – September 2006
Table 171 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Venezuela - 1997 - 2006
Table 172 – Mobile operators’ market share in Venezuela – 2003 - 2006
Table 173 – Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 174 – Movilnet mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 175 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Venezuela - 1997 - 2006
Table 176 – SMS messages and annual change in Venezuela - 2002 - 2006

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