2008 Latin America - Mobile Communications Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 168 statistical tables relating to the mobile 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, Lawrence Baker

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

Next publication date:- April 2009

 

Executive Summary

Mobile telephony in Latin America had a somewhat late start compared with the rest of the world, and only really took off in 1999-2000, when the major mobile markets in the region experienced an explosive growth. Prepaid services played an important role the sector’s success, as they made cell phones available to millions of low-income users.

Mobile penetration in Latin America surpassed fixed-line penetration in 2001. By end-2005, cellular subscribers had overtaken their fixed-line counterparts in every Latin American country except Cuba. Paraguay leads the trend, with more than twelve mobile phones for every fixed line in service in early 2008.

By early 2008, mobile penetration in all of Latin America was over 66%, well above the world average of around 46%. With 375 million people owning a mobile phone in early 2008, Latin America and the Caribbean holds approximately 12% of the world’s mobile subscribers. There are, however, vast differences in cell phone development throughout the region.

Latin American companies have started rolling out the region’s first 3G networks. A 3G mobile auction in Brazil proved a huge success. By early 2008, all the mobile operators in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay were offering 3G services.

This report provides 168 statistical tables relating to the mobile 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.

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 Subscribers
    • 1.2 ARPU
    • 1.3 Operator statistics
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Subscribers
    • 2.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.3 Forecasts
  • 3. Belize
  • 4. Bolivia
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Subscribers
    • 5.2 Operator statistics
    • 5.3 Mobile forecasts
  • 6. Caribbean Small Island Nations
  • 7. Chile
    • 7.1 Subscribers
    • 7.2 Operator statistics
    • 7.3 Forecasts
  • 8. Colombia
    • 8.1 Subscribers
    • 8.2 Operator statistics
    • 8.3 Forecasts
  • 9. Costa Rica
  • 10. Cuba
  • 11. Dominican Republic
    • 11.1 Subscribers
    • 11.2 Operator statistics
    • 11.3 Forecasts
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Subscribers
    • 12.2 Operator statistics
  • 13. El Salvador
    • 13.1 Subscribers
    • 13.2 Operator statistics
  • 14. Guatemala
    • 14.1 Subscribers
    • 14.2 Operator statistics
  • 15. Guyana
  • 16. Haiti
  • 17. Honduras
    • 17.1 Subscribers
    • 17.2 Operator statistics
  • 18. Jamaica
  • 19. Mexico
    • 19.1 Subscribers
    • 19.2 Operator statistics
    • 19.3 Forecasts
  • 20. Nicaragua
    • 20.1 Subscribers
    • 20.2 Operator statistics
  • 21. Panama
    • 21.1 Subscribers
    • 21.2 Operator comparisons
    • 21.3 Forecasts
  • 22. Paraguay
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Subscribers
    • 23.2 Operator statistics
    • 23.3 Mobile data
    • 23.4 Forecasts
  • 24. Puerto Rico
    • 24.1 Subscribers
    • 24.2 Forecasts
  • 25. Suriname
  • 26. Uruguay
    • 26.1 Subscribers
    • 26.2 Operator statistics
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Subscribers
    • 27.2 Operator statistics
    • 27.3 Mobile data
    • 27.4 Forecasts
    • Table 1 – Latin America – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 2 – Latin America – countries ranked by subscribers, and regional market share – 2007
    • Table 3 – Latin America – countries ranked by penetration, variation from regional average – 2007
    • Table 4 – Latin America – top 10 mobile operators ranked by subscriber numbers - 2007
    • Table 5 – Latin America – mobile subscribers by digital technology - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 6 – Latin America – market share by mobile technology - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 7 – Latin America – evolution of ARPU – major countries – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 8 – Latin America – evolution of ARPU in Brazil – major operators – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 9 – Latin America – evolution of ARPU in Argentina – major operators – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 10 – Latin America - International mobile operator statistics – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 11 – América Móvil – subscribers by country and subsidiary – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 12 – América Móvil blended ARPU, major subsidiaries – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 13 – América Móvil MOU, major subsidiaries – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 14 – América Móvil churn, major subsidiaries – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 15 – Telefónica – mobile subscribers by country and subsidiary– 2006 - 2007
    • Table 16 – Telecom Italia and TIM – subscribers by country and subsidiary – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 17 – Millicom – mobile subscribers by country and subsidiary – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 18 – Argentina - mobile key statistics – October 2007
    • Table 19 – Argentina - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 20 – Argentina - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 21 – Argentina - prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 22 – Argentina - mobile operators’ market share - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 23 – Argentina - Movistar mobile subscribers – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 24 – Argentina - CTI, Telecom and Nextel mobile subscribers – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 25 – Argentina - evolution of ARPU by operator – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 26 – Argentina - forecast mobile subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 27 – Belize - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 28 – Belize - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 29 – Belize - mobile market share by operator - 2005 - 2007
    • Table 30 – Belize - mobile subscribers by operator - 2004 - 2007
    • Table 31 – Bolivia - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 32 – Bolivia - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 33 – Bolivia - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 34 – Bolivia - mobile operators’ market share - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 35 – Brazil - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 36 – Brazil - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 37 – Brazil - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 38 – Brazil - mobile subscribers by technology – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 39 – Brazil - market share by technology – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 40 – Brazil - band A, B, D, and E subscribers – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 41 – Brazil - mobile operators’ market share – 2003 – 2007
    • Table 42 – Brazil - evolution of ARPU – major operators – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 43 – Brazil - mobile subscribers by major operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 44 – Brazil - mobile subscribers by minor operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 45 – Brazil - prepaid subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 46 – Brazil - forecast mobile subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 47 – Small Caribbean islands - mobile operators - 2008
    • Table 48 – Caribbean countries - mobile subscribers and penetration - Sep 2007
    • Table 49 – Chile - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 50 – Chile - mobile subscribers and penetration – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 51 – Chile - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 52 – Chile - prepaid/postpaid ratio – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 53 – Chile - mobile subscribers by major operator – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 54 – Chile - operator market share – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 55 – Chile - forecast mobile subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 56 – Colombia - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 57 – Colombia - mobile subscribers and penetration – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 58 – Colombia - mobile operators, technology and subscribers - September 2007
    • Table 59 – Colombia - prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2005 - 2007
    • Table 60 – Colombia - subscribers by major operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 61 – Colombia - mobile market share by major operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 62 – Colombia - forecast mobile subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 63 – Costa Rica - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 64 – Costa Rica - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 65 – Costa Rica - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 66 – Cuba - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 67 – Cuba - mobile subscribers and penetration – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 68 – Dominican Republic - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 69 – Dominican Republic - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 70 – Dominican Republic - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 71 – Dominican Republic - postpaid/prepaid ratio - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 72 – Dominican Republic - mobile operator market share - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 73 – Dominican Republic - Claro mobile subscribers – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 74 – Dominican Republic - forecast mobile subscribers – 2008; 2012; 2018
    • Table 75 – Ecuador - mobile statistics – November 2007
    • Table 76 – Ecuador - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 77 – Ecuador - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 78 – Ecuador - mobile subscribers by major operator – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 79 – Ecuador - mobile operators’ market share – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 80 – Ecuador - prepaid subscriber ratio by operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 81 – El Salvador - mobile key statistics – June 2006
    • Table 82 – El Salvador - mobile subscribers and penetration – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 83 – El Salvador - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 84 – El Salvador - prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 85 – El Salvador - mobile subscribers by operator – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 86 – El Salvador - mobile operators’ market share – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 87 – Guatemala - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 88 – Guatemala - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 89 – Guatemala - mobile operators, technology and subscribers - September 2007
    • Table 90 – Guatemala - prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 91 – Guatemala - subscribers by operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 92 – Guatemala - mobile operators’ market share - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 93 – Guyana – mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 94 – Guyana – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 95 – Guyana – mobile subscribers by operator - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 96 – Guyana – mobile market share - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 97 – Haiti - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 98 – Haiti - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 99 – Honduras - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 100 – Honduras - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 101 – Honduras - mobile operators, technology and subscribers - September 2007
    • Table 102 – Honduras - prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 103 – Honduras - mobile subscribers by operator - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 104 – Honduras - mobile operators’ market share - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 105 – Jamaica - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 106 – Jamaica - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 107 – Jamaica - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 108 – Jamaica - mobile market share by operator - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 109 – Mexico - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 110 – Mexico - mobile subscribers and penetration – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 111 – Mexico - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 112 – Mexico - mobile penetration by region - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 113 – Mexico - prepaid/postpaid subscribers – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 114 – Mexico - monthly and yearly MOU – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 115 – Mexico - mobile market share by major operator – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 116 – Mexico - mobile subscribers by operator – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 117 – Mexico - Nextel Mexico churn and monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2006
    • Table 118 – Mexico - Telcel churn, monthly minutes of use and ARPU – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 119 – Mexico - Movistar churn, minutes of use and ARPU – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 120 – Mexico - forecast cellular subscribers – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 121 – Nicaragua - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 122 – Nicaragua - mobile subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 123 – Nicaragua - mobile operators, technology and subscribers - September 2007
    • Table 124 – Nicaragua - postpaid/prepaid ratio - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 125 – Nicaragua - operators’ mobile market share - 2004 - 2007
    • Table 126 – Nicaragua - subscribers by operator - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 127 – Panama - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 128 – Panama - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 129 – Panama - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 130 – Panama - postpaid/prepaid ratio - 1998 - 2006
    • Table 131 – Panama - operators’ mobile market share - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 132 – Panama - forecast mobile subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 133 – Paraguay – mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 134 – Paraguay – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 135 – Paraguay – mobile operators, technology and subscribers - September 2007
    • Table 136 – Paraguay – mobile operators market share - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 137 – Peru - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 138 – Peru - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 139 – Peru - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 140 – Peru - mobile technology market share – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 141 – Peru - prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 142 – Peru - market share by operator – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 143 – Peru - mobile subscribers by major operator– 2001 - 2007
    • Table 144 – Peru - SMS messages per company – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 145 – Peru - MMS sent per company – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 146 – Peru - forecast mobile subscriber growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 147 – Puerto Rico - mobile key statistics – 2007
    • Table 148 – Puerto Rico - mobile subscribers and penetration – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 149 – Puerto Rico - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – June 2007
    • Table 150 – Puerto Rico - mobile market share by operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 151 – Puerto Rico - forecast mobile subscribers – 2008; 2012; 2018
    • Table 152 – Suriname – mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 153 – Suriname – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 154 – Uruguay - mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 155 – Uruguay - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 156 – Uruguay - mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 157 – Uruguay - mobile subscribers by operator - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 158 – Uruguay - mobile operators’ market share - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 159 – Venezuela – mobile key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 160 – Venezuela – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 161 – Venezuela – mobile operators, technology and subscribers – September 2007
    • Table 162 – Venezuela – mobile technologies’ market share – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 163 – Venezuela – mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 164 – Venezuela – mobile operators’ market share – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 165 – Venezuela – Movilnet mobile subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 166 – Venezuela – Movistar mobile subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 167 – Venezuela – SMS messages sent and annual change - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 168 – Venezuela – forecast mobile subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017

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