Last updated: 4 Mar 2008 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 197
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
The Andean Bloc countries 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.
Researcher - Lucia Bibolini
Current publication date: March 2008 (7th Edition)
Next publication date: February 2009
BuddeComm’s Annual Publication on the Andean Bloc countries, 2008 Telecoms,
The Andean Community of Nations – Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN) – is a trade bloc comprising
This report presents a concise overview of sector liberalisation and privatisation in the Andean sub-region, 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 all four nations. Apart from
· Due to the poor fixed-line teledensity, mobility has become the chosen alternative in the Andean countries, leading to a ratio of around 4.5 mobile phones for every fixed-line in service. 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.
· Besides mobile telephony, operators have been using various wireless and satellite technologies to reach isolated communities. WiMAX has become the future hope for this region, and the first WiMAX or pre-WiMAX networks have been deployed in all four countries.
· Broadband uptake is below the South American average, varying from about 2% in
· Triple play strategies combining telephone, broadband, and pay TV services have been adopted or are being rolled out in all four markets.
Mobile penetration and annual growth in Andean countries – 2006
(Source: BuddeComm 2008)
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