2008 Latin America - Internet Broadband and Convergence Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 180 statistical tables relating to Internet and broadband markets of 26 Latin American countries, and is extracted from the full annual market reports. For a full description, commentary, analysis and forecasting, see the original reports here.

Researcher:- Lucia Bibolini

Current publication date:- April 2008 (2nd Edition)

Next publication date:- April 2009

 

Executive Summary

Internet

Internet user penetration in Central America and the Caribbean stands at roughly 18%, only just over a quarter of what it is in the USA and Canada. In South America, about 25% of the population uses the Internet. Challenges to Internet growth include poor fixed-line infrastructure, low PC penetration, and widespread poverty. On the positive side, the broadband market has been growing steadily in most countries, and there is considerable room for expansion. Although the situation varies considerably from country to country, the region as a whole is a fertile ground for broadband investment. WiMAX and triple play are becoming increasingly popular.

Broadband

At the end of 2007, broadband subscribers in Latin America had grown to 19.4 million, a huge increase compared with 2.7 million in 2003. Nevertheless, in terms of penetration rate, the number of broadband lines per 100 inhabitants was only 3.4, considerably less than the world’s estimated 5.9 lines.

The poor uptake of broadband in the region can be attributed to several factors, the main one being the high prices charged by providers, which in many countries have a virtual monopoly in their areas of operation. Other factors include low PC penetration, insufficient fixed-line infrastructure, highly unequal income distribution, a lack of economies of scale, and regulatory hurdles.

Convergence

Convergence offers promising prospects in Latin America, a continent with about 570 million people, a soaring broadband sector, low teledensity, relatively high TV penetration, and a growing VoIP market. VoIP has gained huge popularity in most countries throughout the region since it dramatically cuts the costs of long-distance calling. It has been combined with broadband services by a number of operators but, in a few markets, especially those that are not privatised and/or liberalised, governments have regulated VoIP or prohibited it altogether in an attempt to protect the incumbent.

This report provides 180 statistical tables relating to Internet and broadband markets of 26 Latin American countries, and is extracted from the full annual market reports. For a full description, commentary, analysis and forecasting, see the original reports.

Notes on scenario forecasts

  • Throughout the report, BuddeComm provides a number of scenario forecasts. The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology:
  • This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.
  • The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.
  • All statistics for GDP, revenue, etc are shown in US$, in order to maintain consistency within and between markets. At the same time we acknowledge that this can introduce some irregularities.

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. Regional overview
    • 1.1 Internet
    • 1.2 Broadband
    • 1.3 Convergence
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Internet
    • 2.2 Broadband
      • 2.2.1 Subscribers
      • 2.2.2 Operator statistics
      • 2.2.3 Forecasts
    • 2.3 Pay TV
  • 3. Belize
    • 3.1 Internet
    • 3.2 Broadband
  • 4. Bolivia
    • 4.1 Internet
    • 4.2 Broadband
    • 4.3 Pay TV
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Internet
    • 5.2 Broadband
      • 5.2.1 Subscribers
      • 5.2.2 Subscribers by technology
      • 5.2.3 Operator statistics
      • 5.2.4 Forecasts
    • 5.3 Convergence
      • 5.3.1 Operator statistics
  • 6.
  • 7. Caribbean Small Island Nations
  • 8. Chile
    • 8.1 Internet
    • 8.2 Broadband
      • 8.2.1 Subscribers
      • 8.2.2 Operator statistics
      • 8.2.3 Forecasts
    • 8.3 Convergence
  • 9. Colombia
    • 9.1 Internet
    • 9.2 Broadband
      • 9.2.1 Subscribers
      • 9.2.2 Forecasts
    • 9.3 Convergence
  • 10. Costa Rica
    • 10.1 Internet
    • 10.2 Broadband
  • 11. Cuba
  • 12. Dominican Republic
    • 12.1 Internet
    • 12.2 Broadband
  • 13. Ecuador
    • 13.1 Internet
    • 13.2 Broadband
    • 13.3 Pay TV
  • 14. El Salvador
    • 14.1 Internet
    • 14.2 Broadband
  • 15. Guatemala
    • 15.1 Internet
  • 16. Guyana
  • 17. Haiti
  • 18. Honduras
    • 18.1 Pay TV
  • 19. Jamaica
  • 20. Mexico
    • 20.1 Internet
    • 20.2 Broadband operator statistics
      • 20.2.1 Forecasts
    • 20.3 Convergence
      • 20.3.1 Subscribers
      • 20.3.2 Pay TV operator statistics
  • 21. Nicaragua
    • 21.1 Internet
    • 21.2 Broadband
  • 22. Panama
    • 22.1 Internet
    • 22.2 Broadband
  • 23. Paraguay
    • 23.1 Internet
    • 23.2 Broadband
  • 24. Peru
    • 24.1 Internet
    • 24.2 Broadband
      • 24.2.1 Subscribers
      • 24.2.2 Operator statistics
      • 24.2.3 Forecasts
    • 24.3 Pay TV
  • 25. Puerto Rico
    • 25.1 Internet
    • 25.2 Broadband
    • 25.3 Pay TV
  • 26. Suriname
    • 26.1 Internet
    • 26.2 Broadband
  • 27. Uruguay
    • 27.1 Internet
    • 27.2 Broadband
    • 27.3 Convergence
  • 28. Venezuela
    • 28.1 Internet
    • 28.2 Broadband
      • 28.2.1 Subscribers
      • 28.2.2 Forecasts
    • 28.3 Pay TV
    • Table 1 – Internet users, growth and penetration worldwide by region – 2000; 2007
    • Table 2 – Latin America - Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 3 – Latin America - top 12 Internet countries ranked by users – 2007
    • Table 4 – Latin America - top 12 Internet countries ranked by user penetration – 2007
    • Table 5 – Latin America - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 6 – Latin America - broadband subscribers & penetration - major countries – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 7 – Latin America - broadband subscriber ratios by technology – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 8 – Latin America - broadband subscriber ratios by technology – major countries – 2007
    • Table 9 – Latin America - cable modem subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 10 – Latin America - cable modem lines and penetration – major countries – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 11 – Latin America - DSL subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 12 – Latin America - DSL subscribers and penetration – major countries – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 13 – Latin America - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 14 – Latin America - cable TV subscribers and penetration – major countries – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 15 – Argentina - Internet and broadband key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 16 – Argentina - Internet users and user penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 17 – Argentina - residential dial-up subscribers, free ISP customers - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 18 – Argentina - paid dial-up, free dial-up and broadband share - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 19 – Argentina - residential broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 20 – Argentina - corporate broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 21 – Argentina - broadband market share by technology - 2005 - 2007
    • Table 22 – Argentina - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 23 – Argentina - ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 24 – Argentina - broadband market share by operator - September 2007
    • Table 25 – Argentina - Speedy and Arnet ADSL subscribers – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 26 – Argentina - forecast broadband subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 27 – Argentina - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 1997 - 2006
    • Table 28 – Argentina - pay TV subscribers and operators’ market share – 2006
    • Table 29 – Belize - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 30 – Belize - Internet users and user penetration – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 31 – Belize - BTL high-speed Internet subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 32 – Bolivia - Internet and broadband key statistics – June 2006
    • Table 33 – Bolivia - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 34 – Bolivia - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2006
    • Table 35 – Bolivia - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 36 – Brazil - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 37 – Brazil - Internet users and penetration - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 38 – Brazil - active Internet users with own computer - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 39 – Brazil - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 40 – Brazil - broadband market share by technology – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 41 – Brazil - ADSL subscribers and penetration rates – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 42 – Brazil - cable modem subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 43 – Brazil - ADSL operators’ market share – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 44 – Brazil - ADSL subscribers by major ADSL operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 45 – Brazil - Net Virtua subscribers – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 46 – Brazil - forecast broadband growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 47 – Brazil - pay TV concessions - 2007
    • Table 48 – Brazil - pay TV subscriber ratio by technology - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 49 – Brazil - pay TV subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 50 – Brazil - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 51 – Brazil - DTH subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 52 – Brazil - MMDS subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 53 – Brazil - major pay TV companies market share - 1998; 2003 - 2007
    • Table 54 – Brazil - Net Serviços pay TV subscribers – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 55 – Brazil - TVA pay TV and broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 56 – Caribbean countries - Internet users and penetration - 2007
    • Table 57 – Chile - Internet and broadband key statistics – June 2007
    • Table 58 – Chile - Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 59 – Chile - dial-up subscribers – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 60 – Chile - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 61 – Chile - ISP market share - June 2007
    • Table 62 – Chile - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 63 – Chile - broadband subscriber ratios by technology – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 64 – Chile - ADSL subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 65 – Chile - cable modem subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 66 – Chile - cable modem subscribers by major operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 67 – Chile - broadband market share by major operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 68 – Chile - forecast broadband subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 69 – Chile - cable TV subscribers – 1995 - 2007
    • Table 70 – Chile - pay TV subscribers by operator and market share - September 2007
    • Table 71 – Chile - VTR cable TV subscribers by technology – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 72 – Colombia - Internet and broadband key statistics – June 2007
    • Table 73 – Colombia - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 74 – Colombia - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 75 – Colombia - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 76 – Colombia - broadband market share by technology - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 77 – Colombia - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 78 – Colombia - ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 79 – Colombia - WiMAX subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2007
    • Table 80 – Colombia - forecast broadband growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 81 – Colombia - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 82 – Colombia - major cable TV providers’ market share – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 83 – Colombia - satellite TV subscribers by operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 84 – Costa Rica - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2006
    • Table 85 – Costa Rica - Internet users and user penetration – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 86 – Costa Rica - dial-up subscribers and penetration – 1997 - 2006
    • Table 87 – Costa Rica - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 88 – Costa Rica - broadband market share by technology – 2003 - 2006
    • Table 89 – Costa Rica - subscribers and penetration by technology – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 90 – Cuba - Internet provider statistics – 2007
    • Table 91 – Cuba - Internet users and penetration – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 92 – Cuba - personal computers and penetration – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 93 – Dominican Republic - Internet key statistics – 2007
    • Table 94 – Dominican Republic - Internet users - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 95 – Dominican Republic - Internet subscribers and household penetration – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 96 – Dominican Republic - DSL residential and corporate subscribers - 2004 - 2007
    • Table 97 – Ecuador - Internet and broadband key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 98 – Ecuador - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 99 – Ecuador - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 100 – Ecuador - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 101 – Ecuador - pay TV subscribers by technology – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 102 – El Salvador - Internet and broadband key statistics – June 2007
    • Table 103 – El Salvador - Internet users and penetration - 1996 - 2006
    • Table 104 – El Salvador - ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 105 – El Salvador - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 106 – Guatemala - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2006
    • Table 107 – Guatemala - Internet users and penetration – 1997 - 2006
    • Table 108 – Guyana – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2006
    • Table 109 – Guyana – Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 110 – Haiti - Internet key statistics – 2007
    • Table 111 – Haiti - Internet users, subscribers and penetration – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 112 – Honduras - Internet users, subscribers and penetration – 1997 - 2006
    • Table 113 – Honduras - pay TV subscribers - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 114 – Jamaica - Internet key statistics – 2007
    • Table 115 – Jamaica - Internet users and user penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 116 – Jamaica - market share by connection – 2006
    • Table 117 – Mexico - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 118 – Mexico - Internet users and penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 119 – Mexico - number of PCs with Internet access - 2005 - 2007
    • Table 120 – Mexico - location and frequency of Internet access - 2006 - 2007
    • Table 121 – Mexico - Internet subscribers by access technology - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 122 – Mexico - percentage of Internet usage by access technology - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 123 – Mexico - broadband subscriber lines by operator - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 124 – Mexico - Cablemás broadband monthly ARPU and churn - 2006 - 2007
    • Table 125 – Mexico - forecast broadband subscribers – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 126 – Mexico - cable VoIP subscribers of major providers - 2006 - 2007
    • Table 127 – Mexico - pay TV subscribers by technology and penetration – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 128 – Mexico - pay TV subscribers by operator - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 129 – Mexico - Cablemás CATV monthly ARPU and churn - 2006 - 2007
    • Table 130 – Nicaragua - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2006
    • Table 131 – Nicaragua - Internet users, subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 132 – Nicaragua - Internet market share by technology – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 133 – Nicaragua - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2006
    • Table 134 – Panama - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2006
    • Table 135 – Panama - Internet users and user penetration - 1996 - 2006
    • Table 136 – Panama - dial-up subscribers, per capita and household penetration - 1998 - 2006
    • Table 137 – Panama - broadband subscribers, per capita and HH penetration – 1998 - 2006
    • Table 138 – Panama - broadband subscriber ratios by technology – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 139 – Panama - C&WP ADSL subscribers – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 140 – Paraguay – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2006
    • Table 141 – Paraguay – Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 142 – Paraguay – dial-up subscribers – 2002 - 2006
    • Table 143 – Paraguay – dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 144 – Paraguay – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2002 - 2006
    • Table 145 – Peru - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 146 – Peru - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 147 – Peru - narrowband plus broadband subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 148 – Peru - narrowband vs broadband access - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 149 – Peru - Public phones - 2000 - 2005
    • Table 150 – Peru - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 151 – Peru - broadband subscriber ratios by technology – 1999 - 2006
    • Table 152 – Peru - broadband subscribers by access – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 153 – Peru - TdP broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 154 – Peru - forecast broadband growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 155 – Peru - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 156 – Peru - subscribers by major operators – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 157 – Puerto Rico - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 158 – Puerto Rico - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 159 – Puerto Rico - broadband lines - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 160 – Puerto Rico - PRTC DSL lines - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 161 – Puerto Rico - TV subscribers by access - 2001 - 2005
    • Table 162 – Suriname – Internet and broadband statistics – 2006
    • Table 163 – Suriname – Internet users and user penetration – 1997 - 2006
    • Table 164 – Suriname – dial-up subscribers – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 165 – Suriname – dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 166 – Suriname – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2002 - 2006
    • Table 167 – Uruguay - Internet and broadband key statistics – June 2007
    • Table 168 – Uruguay - Internet users and user penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 169 – Uruguay - broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2005 - 2007
    • Table 170 – Uruguay - Anteldata ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2006
    • Table 171 – Uruguay - pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 172 – Venezuela – Internet and broadband key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 173 – Venezuela – Internet users and user penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 174 – Venezuela – dial-up subscribers – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 175 – Venezuela – dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 176 – Venezuela – telecentres / cybercafés - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 177 – Venezuela – broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 178 – Venezuela – CANTV ADSL subscribers – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 179 – Venezuela – forecast broadband subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 180 – Venezuela – pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 1997 - 2007

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