2008 Latin American Telecommunications Market

Publication Overview

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the regulatory background and fixed-line markets in Latin America. Subjects covered include:

  • Key statistics for all telecom sectors;
  • Telecom market overview and analysis;
  • Government policies, regulatory issues, and recent developments;
  • Fixed-line statistics and trends;
  • National telecom networks;
  • International infrastructure, submarine cables, and satellite connectivity;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Brief overviews on all of the major fixed-line telecom operators in each Latin American country.

Researcher:- Lucia Bibolini

Current publication date:- April 2008 (7th Edition)

Next publication date : - April 2009

 

Executive Summary

This Latin American market report takes an overall look at the various telecoms markets of Latin America. In particular, it covers the regulatory developments and fixed-line segments in each of the following economies: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the smaller Caribbean countries. The region’s major markets include:

Argentina

Compared with the rest of South America, Argentina’s telecom infrastructure is one of the most advanced. Fixed-line teledensity is over 22% and growing, while in neighbouring Brazil and Chile, teledensity is under 21% and declining. There are, however, marked discrepancies between urban and rural areas, ranging from 40% teledensity in Buenos Aires, to less than 8% in a couple of regions.

VoIP is a growing market in Argentina, and is offered by a large number of companies, including the incumbent telcos. WLL solutions using CDMA 450 are being adopted in a few remote areas. Despite liberalisation, real competition has yet to develop in the local telephony sector, but the long distance market is highly competitive. For the country overview, see chapter 2, page 9.

Brazil

With about one third of the region’s population, Brazil is Latin America’s largest telecoms market. The sector has been fully liberalised since 2006, and there are no restrictions on foreign telecoms capital, except for cable TV. The country is a leading investment destination for international operators and suppliers, given its size and potential to develop into a top world market. Competition is encouraged by the Brazilian government, and will be further stimulated by the introduction of number portability in March 2009.

Three regional incumbents (Telesp, Oi, and Brasil Telecom) dominate 87% of Brazil’s fixed lines in service, but their market share is being slowly eroded. GVT has emerged as one of the most successful fixed-line competitors, using hybrid fixed-line/fixed-wireless technology, and offering VoIP services over one of Latin America’s first Next Generation Networks. An ever-increasing number of companies offer services, though a drive towards consolidation pervades all sectors of the Brazilian telecom market. A merger between regional incumbents Oi and Brasil Telecom has been on the cards for some time. For the country overview, see chapter 5, page 36.

Chile

The Chilean telecom market is one of the most dynamic and promising in Latin America. The fastest growing sectors are mobile telephony and broadband. The fixed-line sector however remains flat, mostly due to fixed-mobile substitution. The local telephony market is served by 13 operating companies, with incumbent Telefónica Chile holding 67% of all lines in service. Cable TV operator and triple player VTR GlobalCom is the number two local telephony provider, with a 16% share. The long-distance sector is one of the most competitive in Latin America, despite ongoing consolidation.

Chile’s telephone system is based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities and fibre optic networks. Telefónica Chile operates the largest fibre optic network in the country, with digital satellite and microwave links. Entel operates a nationwide trunk network using a microwave system and an NGN-IP platform. Telmex Chile has upgraded its fibre optic infrastructure with IP/MPLS and NGN technology. For the country overview, see chapter 7, page 64.

Colombia

Teledensity in Colombia is slightly lower than average for Latin America, and has been decreasing since 2003, with customers opting for alternative technologies and mobility in preference to traditional telephony. Colombia has around 30 local telephone providers, partly private, and partly owned by the municipality where they operate. Most of the customer base, however, is served by three companies: Telefónica Telecom (previously Colombia Telecom), Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB), and UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones.

Competition in the telecoms market received a boost in 2007, thanks to a resolution that opened up the long-distance market, as well as a Convergence Decree that set the stage for a single concession licence. Consumer rights regulations were also passed in 2007, based on the most frequent grievances of telecom subscribers. For the country overview, see chapter 8, page 80.

Mexico

Mexico’s fixed-line teledensity is around 19%, about average for Latin America. However, growth in fixed lines has been steadily declining for the past eight years, from 13% in 2000 to negligible growth in 2007. Estimates indicate that teledensity remained stagnant during 2007. In addition, there are significant disparities between urban and rural areas, ranging from 43% teledensity in the Federal District to 6% in the state of Chiapas.

Despite liberalisation, Telmex still dominates the fixed-line market with around 90% of lines. However, competitors such as Maxcom and Axtel are slowly gaining market share in access lines, and Telmex is being compelled to enter interconnection agreements with would-be competitors. In addition, VoIP is rapidly gaining popularity although regulatory restrictions have hampered its full potential. Statements by the Calderon government in November 2007 and the commencement that month of a CFC investigation into the fixed, cellular and broadband sectors, offer some hope that Mexican telco markets will become more open to competition in the near future. For the country overview, see chapter 19, page 149.

Peru

Peru’s teledensity is among the lowest in Latin America, underdeveloped even taking into account the country’s low GDP per capita. The telecom infrastructure reflects the country’s poverty map, with most of the fixed lines concentrated in Lima. The government aims to bridge the digital divide through rural projects sponsored by FITEL, a fund that finances rural operators under the rule of less-bid subsidy. Competition is strongly encouraged, and a single telecoms concession regime was adopted in January 2007, facilitating the process of licensing and convergence. Mobile Number Portability has been made compulsory for all operators from 2010.

Despite liberalisation, Peru’s local fixed-line market is still dominated by the incumbent Telefónica del Perú. Movistar, also owned by Telefónica, occupies the number two position in basic telephony with its fixed wireless service. As a result, Telefónica controls around 98% of Peru’s local fixed-line market. Long-distance telephony, on the other hand, is very competitive, stimulated by a multicarrier system. Although teledensity is gradually increasing, many rural municipalities still have no telephone facilities. The government is aiming to increase fixed-line teledensity from 9% to 12% by 2011. For the country overview, see chapter 23, page 186.

Venezuela

Venezuela’s fixed-line teledensity is only about average for Latin America – a poor performance based on the country’s GDP per capita, which is one of the region’s highest. In 2007, however, Venezuela’s fixed-lines in service grew at a faster rate than those of most other Latin American countries, as its renationalised incumbent CANTV rolled out lines in underserviced areas while cutting interconnection charges and call fees. The Venezuelan government gained control of CANTV in May 2007 with an 86.2% stake, which comprised: 6.6% that it already owned; 28.5% that it purchased from Verizon; and 51.1% that it purchased through concurrent share offers on the New York and Caracas stock exchanges.

Besides CANTV, another four telcos offer basic telephony using fixed-wireless or cable TV networks, and another nine offer international long-distance telephony. VoIP, as a cheap option for long-distance calling, has gained a strong foothold in Venezuela. For the country overview, see chapter 27, page 216.

For those needing high-level strategic information and objective analysis on the regulatory developments and fixed-line markets in Latin America, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:

  • Government policies affecting the telecom industry;
  • Amendments to the telecom laws and regulations in the various countries;
  • Privatisation and liberalisation issues;
  • Alternative technologies such as VoIP and WLL.

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. Overview of Telecommunications Market in Latin America
    • 1.1 Key highlights – 2007 - 2008
    • 1.2 Telecom market overview
    • 1.3 Regulatory environment
      • 1.3.1 Privatisation
      • 1.3.2 Liberalisation
      • 1.3.3 Renationalisation
    • 1.4 Infrastructure
      • 1.4.1 VoIP
    • 1.5 Major telecom players
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Overview of Argentina’s telecom market
    • 2.2 Telecom network operators in Argentina
      • 2.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 2.2.2 Telefónica de Argentina (TASA)
      • 2.2.3 Telecom Argentina
      • 2.2.4 Telmex Argentina
      • 2.2.5 Comsat Argentina
      • 2.2.6 IPLAN
    • 2.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 2.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 2.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 2.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 2.4 Forecasts
      • 2.4.1 Overview
      • 2.4.2 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2017
  • 3. Belize
    • 3.1 Overview of Belize’s telecom market
    • 3.2 Telecom network operators in Belize
      • 3.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 3.2.2 Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL)
    • 3.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 3.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 3.3.2 Infrastructure developments
      • 3.3.3 International infrastructure
  • 4. Bolivia
    • 4.1 Overview of Bolivia’s telecom market
    • 4.2 Telecom network operators in Bolivia
      • 4.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 4.2.2 Entel
      • 4.2.3 Cooperatives
    • 4.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 4.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 4.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 4.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Overview of Brazil’s telecom market
    • 5.2 Telecom network operators in Brazil
      • 5.2.1 Overview of fixed network market
      • 5.2.2 Oi (Telemar)
      • 5.2.3 Brasil Telecom
      • 5.2.4 Telesp
      • 5.2.5 Embratel
      • 5.2.6 GVT
      • 5.2.7 Intelig Telecom
      • 5.2.8 CTBC Telecom
      • 5.2.9 Sercomtel
    • 5.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 5.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 5.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 5.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 5.4 Forecasts
      • 5.4.1 Overview
      • 5.4.2 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2017
  • 6. Caribbean Countries
    • 6.1 Overview of the Caribbean countries telecom market
    • 6.2 Major telecom operators in the Caribbean
      • 6.2.1 Cable & Wireless
      • 6.2.2 Digicel
    • 6.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 6.3.1 Fixed-line teledensity
      • 6.3.2 Submarine cable systems
  • 7. Chile
    • 7.1 Overview of Chile’s telecom market
    • 7.2 Telecom network operators in Chile
      • 7.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 7.2.2 Telefónica Chile
      • 7.2.3 Entel Chile
      • 7.2.4 VTR Globalcom
      • 7.2.5 Telefónica del Sur (Telsur)
      • 7.2.6 Telmex Chile
      • 7.2.7 GTD Manquehue
    • 7.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 7.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 7.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 7.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 7.4 Forecasts
      • 7.4.1 Overview
      • 7.4.2 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2017
  • 8. Colombia
    • 8.1 Overview of Colombia’s telecom market
    • 8.2 Telecom network operators in Colombia
      • 8.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 8.2.2 Telefónica Telecom (previously Colombia Telecom)
      • 8.2.3 ETB
      • 8.2.4 UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones
      • 8.2.5 Emcali
      • 8.2.6 Telmex Colombia
    • 8.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 8.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 8.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 8.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 8.4 Forecasts
      • 8.4.1 Forecasts – fixed-line services to 2017
  • 9. Costa Rica
    • 9.1 Overview of Costa Rica’s telecom market
    • 9.2 Telecom network operators in Costa Rica
      • 9.2.1 ICE
    • 9.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 9.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 9.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 9.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 10. Cuba
    • 10.1 Overview of Cuba’s telecom market
    • 10.2 Fixed network operator in Cuba
      • 10.2.1 Empresa de Telecomunicaciones del Cuba SA (Etecsa)
    • 10.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 10.3.1 National telecom network
      • 10.3.2 International infrastructure
  • 11. Dominican Republic
    • 11.1 Overview of the Dominican Republic’s telecom market
    • 11.2 Fixed network operators in the Dominican Republic
      • 11.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 11.2.2 Codetel (formerly Verizon Dominicana)
      • 11.2.3 Tricom
      • 11.2.4 Trilogy Dominicana (formerly Centennial dominicana)
      • 11.2.5 Turitel SA
      • 11.2.6 Economitel
      • 11.2.7 Dgtec
    • 11.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 11.3.1 National telecom network
      • 11.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 11.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 11.4 Forecasts
      • 11.4.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2018
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Overview of Ecuador’s telecom market
    • 12.2 Telecom network operators in Ecuador
      • 12.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 12.2.2 Andinatel
      • 12.2.3 Pacifictel
      • 12.2.4 Etapa
      • 12.2.5 Linkotel
      • 12.2.6 Setel
      • 12.2.7 Ecutel
    • 12.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 12.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 12.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 12.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 13. El Salvador
    • 13.1 Overview of El Salvador’s telecom market
    • 13.2 Telecom network operators in El Salvador
      • 13.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 13.2.2 CTE Telecom (América Móvil)
      • 13.2.3 Telefónica
    • 13.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 13.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 13.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 13.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 14. Guatemala
    • 14.1 Overview of Guatemala’s telecom market
    • 14.2 Telecom network operators in Guatemala
      • 14.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 14.2.2 Telgua (América Móvil)
      • 14.2.3 TEM Guatemala (Telefónica)
    • 14.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 14.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 14.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 14.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 15. Guyana
    • 15.1 Overview of Guyana’s telecom market
    • 15.2 Telecom network operator in Guyana
      • 15.2.1 Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T)
    • 15.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 15.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 15.3.2 International
  • 16. Haiti
    • 16.1 Overview of Haiti’s telecom market
    • 16.2 Major fixed network operators in Haiti
      • 16.2.1 Telecommunications D’Haiti (Teleco)
    • 16.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 16.3.1 National telecom network
      • 16.3.2 International infrastructure
  • 17. Honduras
    • 17.1 Overview of Honduran telecom market
    • 17.2 Telecom network operators in Honduras
      • 17.2.1 Hondutel
      • 17.2.2 Multifon
      • 17.2.3 Tele+ (Comunitel)
    • 17.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 17.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 17.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 17.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 18. Jamaica
    • 18.1 Overview of Jamaica’s telecom market
    • 18.2 Fixed network operators in Jamaica
      • 18.2.1 Overview
      • 18.2.2 Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ)
    • 18.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 18.3.1 National telecom network
      • 18.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 18.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 19. Mexico
    • 19.1 Overview of Mexico’s telecom market
      • 19.1.1 Market analysis – 2007
    • 19.2 Fixed network operators in Mexico
      • 19.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 19.2.2 Teléfonos de México (Telmex)
      • 19.2.3 Alestra
      • 19.2.4 Axtel
      • 19.2.5 Maxcom
      • 19.2.6 Marcatel
      • 19.2.7 Iusatel
      • 19.2.8 Protel
      • 19.2.9 Megacable
    • 19.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 19.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 19.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 19.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 19.4 Forecasts
      • 19.4.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2018
  • 20. Nicaragua
    • 20.1 Overview of Nicaragua’s telecom market
    • 20.2 Telecom network operators in Nicaragua
      • 20.2.1 Enitel
      • 20.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica)
    • 20.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 20.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 20.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 20.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 21. Panama
    • 21.1 Overview of Panama’s telecom market
    • 21.2 Telecom network operators in Panama
      • 21.2.1 Cable & Wireless Panamá
      • 21.2.2 Telecarrier
      • 21.2.3 Galaxy Communications Corp (ClaroCOM)
      • 21.2.4 Advanced Communication Network
      • 21.2.5 Optynex Telecom
    • 21.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 21.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 21.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 21.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 21.4 Forecasts
      • 21.4.1 Fixed-line market to 2017
  • 22. Paraguay
    • 22.1 Overview of Paraguay’s telecom market
    • 22.2 Telecom network operator in Paraguay
      • 22.2.1 Copaco
    • 22.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 22.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 22.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 22.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Overview of Peru’s telecom market
      • 23.1.1 Milestones
    • 23.2 Telecom network operators in Peru
      • 23.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 23.2.2 Telefónica del Perú
      • 23.2.3 Movistar Perú
      • 23.2.4 Telmex Perú
      • 23.2.5 Americatel Perú
      • 23.2.6 Gilat To Home Perú
      • 23.2.7 IDT Perú
    • 23.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 23.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 23.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 23.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 23.4 Forecasts
      • 23.4.1 Forecasts – fixed-line services to 2017
  • 24. Puerto Rico
    • 24.1 Overview of Puerto Rico’s telecom market
    • 24.2 Fixed network operators in Puerto Rico
      • 24.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 24.2.2 Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC/TELPRI)
      • 24.2.3 Centennial de Puerto Rico (CPR)
      • 24.2.4 Telefónica Larga Distancia de Puerto Rico (TLD)
    • 24.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 24.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 24.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 24.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 24.4 Forecasts
      • 24.4.1 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2018
  • 25. Suriname
    • 25.1 Overview of Suriname’s telecom market
    • 25.2 Telecom network operator in Suriname
      • 25.2.1 Telesur
    • 25.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 25.3.1 National telecom network
      • 25.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 25.3.3 Infrastructure developments
  • 26. Uruguay
    • 26.1 Overview of Uruguay’s telecom market
    • 26.2 Telecom network operators in Uruguay
      • 26.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 26.2.2 Antel
    • 26.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 26.3.1 National telecom networks
      • 26.3.2 International infrastructure
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Overview of Venezuela’s telecom market
    • 27.2 Telecom network operators in Venezuela
      • 27.2.1 Overview of operators
      • 27.2.2 CANTV
      • 27.2.3 Movistar (Telefónica)
      • 27.2.4 Digitel
      • 27.2.5 NetUno (previously Veninfotel)
      • 27.2.6 New Global Telecom Venezuela (NGTV)
      • 27.2.7 Telecom Venezuela (formerly CVG Telecom)
    • 27.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 27.3.1 National telecom network
      • 27.3.2 International infrastructure
      • 27.3.3 Infrastructure developments
    • 27.4 Forecasts
      • 27.4.1 Overview
      • 27.4.2 Forecasts – fixed-line market to 2017
  • 28. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Top 10 Latin American countries: fixed lines, annual change and teledensity – 2004 - 2005
  • Table 2 – Top ten fixed-line operators by revenue - 2007
  • Table 3 – Top ten fixed-line operators by lines in service - 2006 - 2007
  • Table 4 – Argentina telephone network statistics – October 2007
  • Table 5 – TASA fixed lines in service and annual change – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 6 – Telecom Argentina fixed lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 7 – Argentina fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 8 – Argentina public phones and annual change – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 9 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – lower growth scenario in Argentina – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 10 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – higher growth scenario in Argentina – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 11 – Belize telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 12 – BTL fixed lines, annual change, and payphones - 2002 - 2007
  • Table 13 – Belize fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
  • Table 14 – Bolivia fixed-line to mobile ratio – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 15 – Bolivia telephone network statistics – 2006
  • Table 16 – Bolivia fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2006
  • Table 17 – Bolivia public payphones and annual change - 1997 - 2006
  • Table 18 – Brazil telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 19 – Brazil operators’ market share of fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 20 – Oi’s fixed lines in service and annual change – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 21 – Brasil Telecom’s fixed lines in service, annual change & digitisation – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 22 – Telesp fixed lines in service, annual change & digitisation – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 23 – GVT fixed lines in service and annual change – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 24 – GVT connected VoIP subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2007
  • Table 25 – Brazil fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 26 – Brazil public payphones and annual change – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 27 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Brazil – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 28 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Brazil – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 29 – Caribbean countries fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2006
  • Table 30 – Chile telephone network statistics – September 2007
  • Table 31 – Chile major local telephony operators’ market share – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 32 – Entel and Telefónica Chile market share of ILD and DLD traffic – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 33 – Telefónica Chile lines in service and annual change – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 34 – Entel lines in service and annual change – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 35 – VTR telephony subscribers and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 36 – Telsur lines in service and annual change – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 37 – Chile fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 38 – Chile public phones and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 39 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – lower growth scenario in Chile – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 40 – Forecast fixed line subscribers – higher growth scenario in Chile – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 41 – Colombia telecom revenue and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 42 – Colombia telecom revenue by segment and annual change – 2006
  • Table 43 – Colombia telephone network statistics – September 2007
  • Table 44 – Colombia fixed lines in service – major operators’ market share – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 45 – Colombia DLD traffic: market share by operator – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 46 – Colombia ILD outgoing traffic: market share by operator – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 47 – Telefónica Telecom lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 48 – ETB lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 49 – UNE EPM lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 50 – Colombia fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 51 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Colombia – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 52 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Colombia – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 53 – Costa Rica telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 54 – Costa Rica fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 55 – Costa Rica public payphones and annual change – 2000 - 2006
  • Table 56 – Cuba telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 57 – Cuba fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 58 – Dominican Republic telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 59 – Codetel fixed lines in service and annual change – 1996 - 2006
  • Table 60 – Tricom fixed lines in service and annual change – 1998 - 2005
  • Table 61 – Dominican Republic fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
  • Table 62 – Dominican Republic public phones and annual change - 1997 - 2007
  • Table 63 – Dominican Republic WLL lines in service and annual change – 1999 - 2007
  • Table 64 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Dominican Republic – 2008; 2012; 2018
  • Table 65 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Dominican Republic – 2008; 2012; 2018
  • Table 66 – Ecuador telephone network statistics – November 2007
  • Table 67 – Ecuador market share of mainlines in service by operator – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 68 – Andinatel lines in service, annual change, and digitisation – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 69 – Pacifictel lines in service, annual change, and digitisation – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 70 – Etapa lines in service, annual change and digitisation – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 71 – Linkotel lines in service, annual change and digitisation – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 72 – Ecuador fixed lines in service, annual change, teledensity & digitisation - 1996 - 2007
  • Table 73 – Ecuador public telephones and annual change – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 74 – El Salvador telephone network statistics – June 2007
  • Table 75 – Telecom fixed lines in service and annual change – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 76 – Telefónica fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 77 – El Salvador fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 78 – El Salvador public payphones and annual change – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 79 – Guatemala telephone network statistics – June 2007
  • Table 80 – Guatemala fixed lines in service – market share by operator – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 81 – Guatemala fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 82 – Guatemala public and community phones – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 83 – Guyana telephone network statistics – September 2007
  • Table 84 – Guyana fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
  • Table 85 – Haiti telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 86 – Haiti fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 87 – Honduras telephone network statistics – September 2007
  • Table 88 – Honduras market share of fixed lines in service - 2003 - 2007
  • Table 89 – Honduras number of operators: fixed, mobile, data, ISP & CATV markets – 2004 - 2006
  • Table 90 – Honduras fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
  • Table 91 – Honduras public telephones and annual change - 1997 - 2006
  • Table 92 – Jamaica telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 93 – Jamaica fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
  • Table 94 – Mexico telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2007
  • Table 95 – Mexico telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 96 – Mexico fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1996 - 2007
  • Table 97 – Telmex lines in service and annual change - 1997 - 2007
  • Table 98 – Alestra lines in service and annual change - 1999 - 2007
  • Table 99 – Axtel lines in service and annual change - 2002 - 2007
  • Table 100 – Maxcom lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
  • Table 101 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Mexico – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 102 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Mexico – 2008; 2013; 2018
  • Table 103 – Nicaragua telephone network statistics – 2006
  • Table 104 – Nicaragua fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
  • Table 105 – Nicaragua public phones and annual change – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 106 – Panama telephone network statistics – 2006
  • Table 107 – Panama number of telecom concessions - March 2007
  • Table 108 – Panama fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1998 - 2006
  • Table 109 – Panama public telephones and annual change - 1998 - 2006
  • Table 110 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – lower growth scenario in Panama – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 111 – Forecast fixed-line subscribers – higher growth scenario in Panama – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 112 – Paraguay telephone network statistics – 2007
  • Table 113 – Paraguay fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 2000 - 2007
  • Table 114 – Peru number of licensed operators per service – 2004 - 2007
  • Table 115 – Peru telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2006
  • Table 116 – Peru telephone network statistics – September 2007
  • Table 117 – Peru share of fixed lines in service: top four operators – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 118 – Peru share of DLD traffic: top five operators – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 119 – Peru share of ILD outgoing traffic: top five operators – 2000 - 2007
  • Table 120 – TdP fixed lines in service and annual change – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 121 – Movistar fixed lines in service and annual change – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 122 – Telmex Perú fixed lines in service and annual change – 2001 - 2007
  • Table 123 – Americatel fixed lines in service and annual change – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 124 – Peru fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
  • Table 125 – Peru fibre optic cable length - 2002 - 2007
  • Table 126 – Peru public telephones and annual change – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 127 – FITEL Rural Projects Program
  • Table 128 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Peru – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 129 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Peru – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 130 – Puerto Rico fixed-line network statistics – 2007
  • Table 131 – PRTC residential/corporate fixed-lines in service and annual change - 1998 - 2007
  • Table 132 – Puerto Rico fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
  • Table 133 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Puerto Rico – 2008; 2012; 2018
  • Table 134 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Puerto Rico – 2008; 2012; 2018
  • Table 135 – Suriname telephone network statistics – 2006
  • Table 136 – Suriname fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1997 - 2006
  • Table 137 – Uruguay telephone network statistics – June 2007
  • Table 138 – Uruguay fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 139 – Uruguay public payphones and annual change – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 140 – Venezuela telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2006
  • Table 141 – Venezuela telephone network statistics – September 2007
  • Table 142 – Venezuela operators’ fixed-line market share – 2003 - 2007
  • Table 143 – Venezuela fixed-line prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2007
  • Table 144 – CANTV fixed-lines, annual change and market share - 1999 - 2007
  • Table 145 – Movistar WLL lines and annual change - 2004 - 2007
  • Table 146 – Venezuela fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
  • Table 147 – Venezuela public payphones and annual change – 1997 - 2007
  • Table 148 – Forecast fixed-line growth – lower growth scenario in Venezuela – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Table 149 – Forecast fixed-line growth – higher growth scenario in Venezuela – 2007; 2012; 2017
  • Exhibit 1 – Regulatory status of VoIP in selected Latin American countries
  • Exhibit 2 – Argentina the recession of 2000 - 2002
  • Exhibit 3 – Global Crossing’s acquisition of Impsat Fiber Networks
  • Exhibit 4 – TASA at a glance
  • Exhibit 5 – Telecom Argentina at a glance
  • Exhibit 6 – Telmex Argentina company history
  • Exhibit 7 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Argentina
  • Exhibit 8 – Belize Telecommunications Ltd – history prior to 2005
  • Exhibit 9 – Belize Telecommunications Ltd – ownership disputes
  • Exhibit 10 – Major submarine cable networks links in Belize
  • Exhibit 11 – Major submarine cable network landing in Bolivia
  • Exhibit 12 – Regions of Brazil
  • Exhibit 13 – Telemar Norte Leste at a glance
  • Exhibit 14 – Brasil Telecom at a glance
  • Exhibit 15 – Disputes between Citigroup, Opportunity, and Telecom Italia
  • Exhibit 16 – Telesp at a glance
  • Exhibit 17 – Embratel Participações at a glance
  • Exhibit 18 – Principal subsidiaries of Embratel Participações – 2007
  • Exhibit 19 – Vésper – history
  • Exhibit 20 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Brazil
  • Exhibit 21 – Geostationary satellites operating in Brazil – 2007
  • Exhibit 22 – Island territories of the Caribbean
  • Exhibit 23 – Digicel’s Caribbean operations – 2007
  • Exhibit 24 – Major submarine cable networks serving the Caribbean region
  • Exhibit 25 – Chile regions and primary zones
  • Exhibit 26 – Chile local telephony operators – number of zones of operation – June 2007
  • Exhibit 27 – Telefónica Chile at a glance
  • Exhibit 28 – Telefónica Chile company history
  • Exhibit 29 – Entel Chile at a glance
  • Exhibit 30 – Entel company history
  • Exhibit 31 – VTR Globalcom at a glance
  • Exhibit 32 – VTR company history
  • Exhibit 33 – Telsur at a glance
  • Exhibit 34 – Telsur company history
  • Exhibit 35 – Telmex Chile company history
  • Exhibit 36 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Chile
  • Exhibit 37 – Telefónica Telecom at a glance
  • Exhibit 38 – Colombia Telecom company history
  • Exhibit 39 – Colombia Telecom privatisation
  • Exhibit 40 – ETB at a glance
  • Exhibit 41 – UNE EPM telecom subsidiaries
  • Exhibit 42 – Orbitel history
  • Exhibit 43 – Telmex Colombia – acquisition of AT&T
  • Exhibit 44 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Colombia
  • Exhibit 45 – Major submarine cable networks connecting Costa Rica
  • Exhibit 46 – Major submarine cable networks serving the Dominican Republic
  • Exhibit 47 – Major submarine cable network landing in Ecuador
  • Exhibit 48 – Americatel versus CTE
  • Exhibit 49 – Major submarine cable networks connecting Guatemala
  • Exhibit 50 – Major submarine cable networks connecting Honduras
  • Exhibit 51 – Major submarine cable networks serving Jamaica
  • Exhibit 52 – Fixed-line local telephony licence holders in Mexico
  • Exhibit 53 – Fixed-wireless local telephony licence holders in Mexico
  • Exhibit 54 – Long-distance licence holders in Mexico
  • Exhibit 55 – Telmex at a glance
  • Exhibit 56 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Mexico
  • Exhibit 57 – Major submarine cable networks connecting Nicaragua
  • Exhibit 58 – Major submarine cable networks serving Panama
  • Exhibit 59 – Telefónica del Perú at a glance
  • Exhibit 60 – Telmex Perú company history
  • Exhibit 61 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Peru
  • Exhibit 62 – Major submarine cable networks serving Puerto Rico
  • Exhibit 63 - Licensed ILD operators in Uruguay – January 2008
  • Exhibit 64 – Antel at a glance
  • Exhibit 65 – Major submarine cable network landing in Uruguay
  • Exhibit 66 – CANTV at a glance
  • Exhibit 67 – The creation of Telecom Venezuela (CVG Telecom)
  • Exhibit 68 – Major submarine cable networks landing in Venezuela

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