2008 Latin America - Telecoms and Fixed-line Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 123 statistical tables relating to the telecom 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

Most telecom markets in Latin America have been both privatised and liberalised. Privatisation, however, has met with considerable opposition in a number of countries. While private investment has contributed to rapid growth in the non-basic services, such as mobile and long distance telephony, fixed lines have virtually ceased to grow, despite a low 18% teledensity. Countries with poor infrastructure have leapfrogged into new applications such as VoIP and WiMAX. However, telecom laws lag behind technological advances, leaving numerous grey areas that have resulted in acrimonious legal battles among companies, regulators, and governments.

In Latin America, telecom infrastructure varies from nonexistent to rudimentary, and from adequate to well advanced. Despite a low 18% teledensity (USA’s teledensity is almost 60%), fixed-line growth has stagnated since 2001 even in the major markets. This basic telephony stagnation is coupled with a general shift from fixed-line to mobile phones. On a positive note, there is a growing demand for high-speed data services, and fixed-line operators are looking to ADSL services to increase their revenue potential. A number of fixed-line companies have also introduced prepaid voice services in order to reduce payment defaults.

Latin America is also becoming one of the world’s most promising broadband markets, growing at a CAGR of 54% from 2003 to 2007. The region’s broadband leaders are Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile, and in early 2008, these five countries accounted for around 86% of all broadband subscribers in the region. The options most available are DSL, cable modem, and wireless broadband. Of these, ADSL has emerged as the clear leader.

The build out of fibre optic networks continues to grow, driven by the explosion of the mobile markets, the increase in broadband access in the local loop, and the growth of Internet and IP based services. There has, however, been hardly any activity in terms of FttH deployments.

This report provides 123 statistical tables relating to the telecom 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.

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
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.3 Forecasts
  • 3. Belize
  • 4. Bolivia
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Infrastructure
    • 5.2 Operator statistics
    • 5.3 Fixed-line forecasts
  • 6. Caribbean Small Island Nations
  • 7. Chile
    • 7.1 Infrastructure
    • 7.2 Operator statistics
    • 7.3 Forecasts
  • 8. Colombia
    • 8.1 Operator statistics
    • 8.2 Forecasts
  • 9. Costa Rica
  • 10. Cuba
  • 11. Dominican Republic
    • 11.1 Infrastructure
    • 11.2 Operator statistics
    • 11.3 Forecasts
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Infrastructure
    • 12.2 Operator statistics
  • 13. El Salvador
    • 13.1 Operator statistics
  • 14. Guatemala
    • 14.1 Subscribers
    • 14.2 Operator statistics
  • 15. Guyana
  • 16. Haiti
  • 17. Honduras
  • 18. Jamaica
  • 19. Mexico
    • 19.1 Operator statistics
    • 19.2 Forecasts
  • 20. Nicaragua
  • 21. Panama
    • 21.1 Infrastructure
    • 21.2 Forecasts
  • 22. Paraguay
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Infrastructure
    • 23.2 Operator statistics
    • 23.3 Forecasts
  • 24. Puerto Rico
    • 24.1 Infrastructure
    • 24.2 Forecasts
  • 25. Suriname
  • 26. Uruguay
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Infrastructure
    • 27.2 Operator statistics
    • 27.3 Forecasts
    • Table 1 – Latin America - total GDP and GDP growth by country (estimates) – 2007
    • Table 2 – Latin America - GDP per capita by country – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 3 – Latin America – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2007
    • Table 4 – Latin America - fixed lines in service and teledensity by country – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 5 – Argentina - national key statistics – October 2007
    • Table 6 – Argentina - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 7 – Argentina - public phones – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 8 – Argentina - fixed lines in service by major operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 9 – Argentina - forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 10 – Belize - national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 11 – Belize - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 12 – Belize - BTL – Fixed lines and payphones - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 13 – Bolivia - national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 14 – Bolivia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2006
    • Table 15 – Bolivia - fixed-line to mobile ratio – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 16 – Bolivia - public payphones - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 17 – Brazil - key national statistics – 2008
    • Table 18 – Brazil - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 19 – Brazil - public payphones – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 20 – Brazil - operators’ market share of fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 21 – Brazil - Brasil Telecom’s fixed lines in service and digitisation – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 22 – Brazil - Telesp’s fixed lines in service and digitisation – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 23 – Brazil - Oi’s fixed lines in service and digitisation – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 24 – Brazil - GVT’s fixed lines in service – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 25 – Brazil - GVT – connected VoIP subscribers – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 26 – Brazil - forecast fixed-line growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 27 – Small Caribbean islands - GDP/capita and fixed-line operators - 2008
    • Table 28 – Caribbean countries - fixed lines in service and teledensity1 - 2006
    • Table 29 – Chile - national key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 30 – Chile - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 31 – Chile - public phones – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 32 – Chile - Entel and Telefónica Chile – market share of ILD and DLD traffic – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 33 – Chile - lines in service by major operator – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 34 – Chile - major local telephony operators’ market share – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 35 – Chile - forecast fixed line subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 36 – Colombia - national key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 37 – Colombia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 38 – Colombia - telecom lines in service by major operator – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 39 – Colombia - fixed lines in service – major operators’ market share – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 40 – Colombia - ILD outgoing traffic: market share by operator – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 41 – Colombia - DLD traffic: market share by major operator – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 42 – Colombia - telecoms revenue – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 43 – Colombia - telecoms revenue by segment – 2006
    • Table 44 – Colombia - forecast fixed-line growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 45 – Costa Rica - national key statistics– 2008
    • Table 46 – Costa Rica - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 47 – Costa Rica - public payphones – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 48 – Cuba - national key statistics – 2007
    • Table 49 – Cuba - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 50 – Dominican Republic - national key statistics– 2007
    • Table 51 – Dominican Republic - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 52 – Dominican Republic - public phones - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 53 – Dominican Republic - WLL lines in service – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 54 – Dominican Republic - fixed lines in service by operator – 1996 - 2006
    • Table 55 – Dominican Republic - forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2008; 2012; 2018
    • Table 56 – Ecuador - national key statistics – November 2007
    • Table 57 – Ecuador - fixed lines in service, teledensity, and digitisation - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 58 – Ecuador - public telephones – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 59 – Ecuador - lines in service by major operator – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 60 – Ecuador - market share of mainlines in service by operator – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 61 – Ecuador - digitisation by major operator – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 62 – El Salvador - national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 63 – El Salvador - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 64 – El Salvador - public payphones – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 65 – El Salvador - Telecom – fixed lines in service – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 66 – El Salvador - Telefónica – fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 67 – Guatemala - national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 68 – Guatemala - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 69 – Guatemala - public and community phones – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 70 – Guatemala - fixed lines in service – market share by operator – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 71 – Guyana – key national statistics – September 2007
    • Table 72 – Guyana – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 73 – Haiti - national key statistics – 2007
    • Table 74 – Haiti - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 75 – Honduras - Country statistics – 2008
    • Table 76 – Honduras - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 77 – Honduras - public telephones - 1997 - 2006
    • Table 78 – Honduras - no. operators: fixed, mobile, data, ISP and CATV markets – 2004 - 2006
    • Table 79 – Honduras - market share of fixed lines in service - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 80 – Jamaica - national key statistics – 2007
    • Table 81 – Jamaica - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 82 – Mexico - national key statistics – 2007
    • Table 83 – Mexico - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
    • Table 84 – Mexico - lines in service by operator - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 85 – Mexico - Alestra lines in service by customer - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 86 – Mexico - forecast fixed-lines – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 87 – Nicaragua - national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 88 – Nicaragua - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
    • Table 89 – Nicaragua - public phones – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 90 – Panama - national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 91 – Panama - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1998 - 2006
    • Table 92 – Panama - public telephones - 1998 - 2006
    • Table 93 – Panama - number of telecom concessions - March 2007
    • Table 94 – Panama - forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 95 – Paraguay – national key statistics 2008
    • Table 96 – Paraguay – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 97 – Peru - national key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 98 – Peru - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 99 – Peru - public telephones – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 100 – Peru - fibre optic cable length - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 101 – Peru - number of licensed operators per service – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 102 – Peru - fixed lines in service by major operator – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 103 – Peru - share of fixed lines in service (top four operators) – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 104 – Peru - share of domestic long distance traffic (top five operators) – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 105 – Peru - international long distance outgoing traffic share (top five operators) – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 106 – Peru - forecast fixed-line growth – 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table 107 – Puerto Rico - national key statistics– 2007
    • Table 108 – Puerto Rico - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
    • Table 109 – Puerto Rico - PRTC residential/corporate fixed-lines in service - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 110 – Puerto Rico - forecast fixed-line growth – 2008; 2012; 2018
    • Table 111 – Suriname – national key statistics 2008
    • Table 112 – Suriname – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2006
    • Table 113 – Uruguay - national key statistics – June 2007
    • Table 114 – Uruguay - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 115 – Uruguay - public payphones – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 116 – Venezuela – national key statistics – September 2007
    • Table 117 – Venezuela – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 118 – Venezuela – public payphones – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 119 – Venezuela – fixed-line prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 120 – Venezuela – operators’ fixed-line market share – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 121 – Venezuela – CANTV fixed-lines and market share - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 122 – Venezuela – Movistar WLL lines - 2004 - 2007
    • Table 123 – Venezuela – forecast fixed-line growth – 2007; 2012; 2017

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