Last updated: 18 Mar 2008 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 189
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
The Eastern Nations of South America are
· Key statistics and forecasts;
· Market and industry overviews;
· Government policies and regulatory issues;
· Historical information;
· Major players (fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and pay TV);
· Telecom infrastructure (national and international, fixed and wireless);
· Mobile voice and data markets;
· Internet market and VoIP;
· Broadband (DSL, cable, wireless);
· Convergence, triple play, pay TV, and developments in digital TV.
Current publication date:- March 2008
Next publication:- March 2009
BuddeComm’s Annual Publication on the Eastern nations of South America, 2008 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Latin America – the Eastern Nations, profiles five nations that occupy the north-east and centre-east of South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea – except for Paraguay, which is land-locked.
The Eastern Nations of Latin America are considerably diverse. In size, they range from Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, with a land area of 8.5 million sq km and 191 million people, to Suriname, the smallest country in South America, with 161 thousand sq km and half a million people. Economically, the countries are also vastly different. With the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s GDP per capita is one of the region’s highest, while Guyana’s is one of the lowest.
Despite the huge differences in size and economy, mobile penetration is similar in all five countries. Fixed-to-mobile substitution is prevalent throughout the sub-region, led by
This report presents a concise overview of sector liberalisation and privatisation among the Eastern nations of South America, government initiatives and regulations in the telecom industry, the development of product offerings for both mobile and broadband technologies, essential country and operator statistics in all telecom sectors, and the emergence of convergence and triple play.
· The fixed-line market has been liberalised in
· Mobile telephony is highly competitive in all five countries, with several operators offering services. Mobile penetration ranges from around 60% to 80%, and the mobile market continues to post double-digit growth. Prepaid cards have played a significant role in driving growth, making mobile phones accessible to many customers who do not meet credit requirements for postpaid services.
· Broadband penetration is low but on the rise, varying from about 4% in
· Triple play strategies combining voice, Internet, and video services have been adopted in
Eastern nations – mobile penetration and annual growth – September 2007
For those needing high-level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this 170+ page report is essential reading and gives further information on:
· Regulatory developments and spectrum auctions;
· Fixed-line developments, including the adoption of alternative technologies such as VoIP;
· Mobile telephony growth and the uptake of mobile data services;
· Broadband growth and incursions into wireless technologies such as WiMAX;
· Convergence, triple play, High Definition TV, IPTV, and other new technologies;
· Scenario forecasts for the fixed line, mobile, and broadband markets of
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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