2009 Latin America - Internet, Broadband and Convergence Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 193 statistical tables for the Internet, broadband and convergence activities, both on a regional and national level for the major 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

 

Lucia Bibolini, Lawrence Baker

Current publication date:- May 2009 (8th Edition)

Next publication date:- August 2010

 

Executive Summary

Internet

Internet user penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean was about 30% in early 2009. The American continent displays a characteristic North-South divide in terms of Internet users. The northern band, comprising the USA and Canada, enjoys 73% Internet user penetration, but in Central America and the Caribbean, penetration is only 20%, while in South America, it stands at about 34%.

 

Almost one third of the region’s Internet users are in Brazil, but apart from a few first-world Caribbean islands, the highest user penetration rates are found in Jamaica, Argentina, and Chile. Argentina’s 50% Internet penetration rate is even higher than Europe (including both Eastern and Western Europe), but it is well below Australia, the USA, Japan, South Korea, and northern European countries, where penetration ranges between 70% and 90%.

 

 

Broadband

Broadband penetration in Latin America is about 27% below the world average. This slow uptake has been largely due to the high prices charged by providers, which often have a virtual monopoly in their areas of operation. Competition, however, is increasing and prices are dropping. Indeed, Latin America was the world’s fastest-growing broadband market in the fourth quarter of 2008. ADSL is the prevalent technology, followed by cable modem. Mobile broadband, only two years after launch, has managed to attract about 5 million subscribers. WiMAX, on the other hand, after suffering serious setbacks due to licensing delays, has been further knocked back by the global financial crisis.

 

However, Latin America is becoming one of the world’s most promising broadband markets, growing at a CAGR of 48% from 2003 to 2008. Competition has been increasing and prices have been dropping in most countries. Given the region’s general economic indicators, there remains ample space for expansion. The region’s broadband leaders are Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile, and in early 2009, these five countries accounted for around 85% of all broadband subscribers in the region.

 

 

Convergence

Convergence offers promising prospects in Latin America, a continent with about 577 million people, a soaring broadband sector, low teledensity, relatively high TV penetration, and a growing VoIP market. Latin America, like other regions throughout the world, has shown a keen interest in developing triple play models. A growing number of pay TV companies throughout the region are seeking to expand their operations by offering voice services, most often using VoIP technology together with broadband access. Not to be left behind in the technological race, in a few countries, such as Brazil, Chile, and Colombia, the incumbent fixed-line operators have also entered the triple play arena.

 

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

 

The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology:

·         This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.

·         The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.

·         All statistics for GDP, revenue, etc are shown in US$, in order to maintain consistency within and between markets. At the same time we acknowledge that this can introduce some irregularities.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Regional overview
    • 1.1 Internet
      • 1.1.1 Users
      • 1.1.2 Country comparisons
    • 1.2 Broadband
      • 1.2.1 Subscribers
      • 1.2.2 Country comparisons
    • 1.3 Convergence
      • 1.3.1 Subscribers
      • 1.3.2 Country comparisons
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Internet
    • 2.2 Broadband
      • 2.2.1 Subscribers
      • 2.2.2 Operator statistics
      • 2.2.3 e-services
    • 2.3 Pay TV
  • 3. Belize
    • 3.1 Internet
    • 3.2 Broadband
  • 4. Bolivia
    • 4.1 Internet
    • 4.2 Broadband
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Internet
    • 5.2 Broadband
      • 5.2.1 Subscribers
      • 5.2.2 Operator statistics
    • 5.3 Convergence
      • 5.3.1 Pay TV
      • 5.3.2 Operator statistics
  • 6. Caribbean Small Island Nations
  • 7. Chile
    • 7.1 Internet
      • 7.1.1 Subscribers
      • 7.1.2 Operator statistics
    • 7.2 Broadband
      • 7.2.1 Subscribers and technologies
      • 7.2.2 Operator statistics
      • 7.2.3 E-Services
    • 7.3 Convergence
  • 8. Colombia
    • 8.1 Internet
    • 8.2 Broadband
    • 8.3 Convergence
  • 9. Costa Rica
    • 9.1 Internet
    • 9.2 Broadband
  • 10. Cuba
  • 11. Dominican Republic
    • 11.1 Internet
    • 11.2 Broadband
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Internet
    • 12.2 Broadband
    • 12.3 Pay TV
  • 13. El Salvador
    • 13.1 Internet
    • 13.2 Broadband
  • 14. Guatemala
  • 15. Guyana
  • 16. Haiti
  • 17. Honduras
    • 17.1 Internet
    • 17.2 Pay TV
  • 18. Jamaica
  • 19. Mexico
    • 19.1 Internet
    • 19.2 Broadband
      • 19.2.1 Subscriber forecast
      • 19.2.2 Operator statistics
    • 19.3 Convergence
  • 20. Nicaragua
    • 20.1 Internet
    • 20.2 Broadband
  • 21. Panama
    • 21.1 Internet
    • 21.2 Broadband
  • 22. Paraguay
    • 22.1 Internet
    • 22.2 Broadband
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Internet
    • 23.2 Broadband
    • 23.3 Convergence
  • 24. Puerto Rico
    • 24.1 Internet
    • 24.2 Broadband
    • 24.3 Convergence
  • 25. Suriname
    • 25.1 Internet
    • 25.2 Broadband
  • 26. Uruguay
    • 26.1 Internet
    • 26.2 Broadband
    • 26.3 Pay TV
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Internet
    • 27.2 Broadband
    • 27.3 Convergence
    • Table 1 – Latin America – Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 2 – Internet users, growth and penetration worldwide by region – 2000; 2008
    • Table 3 – Latin America – top ten countries for Internet users –– 2008
    • Table 4 – Latin America – top ten countries for Internet user penetration –– 2008
    • Table 5 – Latin America – broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 6 – Latin America – broadband technology market share – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 7 – Latin America – cable modem subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 8 – Latin America – ADSL subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 9 – Latin America – broadband subscribers and penetration – major countries – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 10 – Latin America – broadband technology market share by country – 2008
    • Table 11 – Latin America – cable modem subscribers and penetration by country – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 12 – Latin America – ADSL subscribers and penetration by country – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 13 – Latin America – 3G subscribers and penetration by country - 2007 - 2008
    • Table 14 – Latin America – Cable TV subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 15 – Latin America – cable TV subscribers and penetration by country – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 16 – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 17 – Argentina - Internet users and user penetration - 1999 - 2008
    • Table 18 – Argentina - residential dial-up subscribers (paid and free) - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 19 – Argentina - dial-up and broadband market share - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 20 – Argentina - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 21 – Argentina - broadband market share by technology - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 22 – Argentina - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 23 – Argentina - ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 24 – Argentina - forecast broadband growth – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 25 – Argentina - broadband market share by operator - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 26 – Speedy – ADSL subscribers – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 27 – Arnet – ADSL subscribers – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 28 – Flash/FiberTel - broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 29 - Argentina - B2C sales - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 30 – Argentina - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 31 – Grupo Clarín cable TV subscribers – 2006 - 2008
    • Table 32 – CableVisión and Multicanal cable TV subscribers – 2000 - 2006 (historical)
    • Table 33 – Belize – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 34 – Belize – Internet users and user penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 35 – BTL high speed Internet subscribers – 2005 - 2008
    • Table 36 – Belize – broadband lines and penetration rates – 2005 - 2008
    • Table 37 – Bolivia – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 38 – Bolivia – Internet users and user penetration rate - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 39 – Bolivia – dial-up subscribers – 1997 - 2008
    • Table 40 – Bolivia – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 41 – Entel – ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 42 – Brazil - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 43 – Brazil - Internet users and penetration - 2002 - 2008
    • Table 44 – Brazil - active Internet users with own computer - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 45 – Brazil - broadband subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 46 – Brazil - broadband market share by technology – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 47 – Brazil - cable modem subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 48 – Brazil - ADSL subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 49 – Brazil - wireless broadband subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2008
    • Table 50 – Brazil - forecast broadband subscribers & penetration – 2008 - 2018
    • Table 51 – Brazil - ADSL – operators’ market share – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 52 – Brazil - broadband subscribers – major players - 2002 - 2008
    • Table 53 – Brazil - pay TV subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 54 – Brazil - pay TV concessions by technology - 2007
    • Table 55 – Brazil - pay TV market share by technology - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 56 – Brazil - cable TV subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 57 – Brazil - MMDS subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 58 – Brazil - DTH subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 59 – Brazil - major pay TV companies’ market share - 1998; 2003 - 2007
    • Table 60 – Net Serviços pay TV subscribers – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 61 – Internet users and penetration in Caribbean countries - 2008
    • Table 62 – Chile – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 63 – Chile – Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 64 – Chile – dial-up vs broadband subscribers – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 65 – Chile – ISP market share - September 2008
    • Table 66 – Chile – broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 67 – Chile – broadband technology market share – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 68 – Chile – ADSL subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 69 – Chile – cable modem subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 70 – Chile – forecast broadband subscribers & penetration – 2008 - 2018
    • Table 71 – Chile – broadband market share – major companies – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 72 – Chile – cable modem subscribers for major operators – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 73 – Chile – E-commerce transactions – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 74 – Chile – pay TV subscribers by operator and market share - 2006 - 2008
    • Table 75 – Chile – cable TV subscribers and penetration – 1995 - 2008
    • Table 76 – VTR cable TV subscribers by technology – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 77 – Telefónica Chile satellite TV subscribers – 2006 - 2008
    • Table 78 – Columbia - Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 79 – Columbia - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 80 – Columbia - dial-up subscribers - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 81 – Columbia - dial-up and broadband market share - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 82 – Columbia - broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2002 - 2008
    • Table 83 – Columbia - broadband market share by technology - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 84 – Columbia - broadband market share by major operator - September 2008
    • Table 85 – Columbia - cable modem subscribers and penetration rates - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 86 – Columbia - ADSL subscribers and penetration rates - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 87 – Columbia - WiMAX subscribers and penetration rates - 2006 - 2008
    • Table 88 – Columbia - forecast broadband subscribers and penetration – – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 89 – Columbia - cable TV subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 90 – Columbia - major cable TV operators’ market share – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 91 – Columbia - satellite TV subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 92 – Columbia - satellite TV operators’ market share – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 93 – Costa Rica – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 94 – Costa Rica – Internet users and user penetration – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 95 – Costa Rica – broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 96 – Costa Rica – broadband market share by technology – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 97 – Costa Rica – cable modem subscribers and household penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 98 – Costa Rica – ADSL subscribers and household penetration – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 99 – Cuba – Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 100 – Cuba – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 101 – Cuba – personal computers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 102 – Dominican Republic – Internet provider statistics – 2008
    • Table 103 – Dominican Republic – Internet subscribers and household penetration – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 104 – Dominican Republic – Internet users - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 105 – Dominican Republic – DSL residential and corporate subscribers - 2004 - 2008
    • Table 106 – Dominican Republic – forecast broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 107 – Ecuador – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 108 – Ecuador – Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 109 – Ecuador – dial-up / broadband market share - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 110 – Ecuador – broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 111 – Ecuador – pay TV subscribers and penetration – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 112 – Ecuador – pay TV technology market share – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 113 – El Salvador – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 114 – El Salvador – Internet users and penetration rate - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 115 – El Salvador – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 116 – El Salvador – ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 117 – Guatemala – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 118 – Guatamala - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 119 – Guyana – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 120 – Guyana – Internet users and user penetration rate - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 121 – Haiti – Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 122 – Haiti – Internet users and user penetration rate – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 123 – Haiti – Internet subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 124 – Honduras – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2007
    • Table 125 – Honduras – Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 126 – Honduras – cybercafé and CCI points – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 127 – Honduras – pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 128 – Jamaica – Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 129 – Jamaica – Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 130 – Jamaica – market share by connection – 2006
    • Table 131 – Mexico – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 132 – Mexico – Internet users and penetration rate - 2000 - 2009
    • Table 133 – Mexico – Internet subscribers by access technology - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 134 – Mexico – location based computer use - 2005 - 2009
    • Table 135 – Mexico – forecast broadband subscribers – 2010; 2015
    • Table 136 – Prodigy Infinitum ADSL subscriber lines - 2002 - 2008
    • Table 137 – Mexico - cable modem subscribers by operator - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 138 – Mexico – cable VoIP subscribers per major provider - 2006 - 2008
    • Table 139 – Mexico – pay TV subscribers by technology and penetration – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 140 – Mexico - pay TV subscribers by operator - 1999 - 2008
    • Table 141 – Megacable ARPU by service - 2007 - 2008
    • Table 142 – Cablemás CATV, broadband and VoIP ARPUs and churn - 2006 - 2008
    • Table 143 – Nicaragua – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 144 – Nicaragua – Internet users and penetration rate - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 145 – Nicaragua – Internet subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 146 – Nicaragua – Internet technology market share – 2000 - 2006
    • Table 147 – Nicaragua – broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 148 – Panama – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 149 – Panama – Internet users and user penetration rate - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 150 – Panama – dial-up / broadband market share - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 151 – Panama – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 152 – Panama – broadband subscribers by technology - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 153 – Paraguay – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 154 – Paraguay – Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 155 – Paraguay – broadband subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 156 – Peru – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 157 – Peru – Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 158 – Peru – dial-up subscribers - 1999 - 2008
    • Table 159 – Peru – dial-up and broadband market share - 1999 - 2008
    • Table 160 – Peru – Cabinas públicas - 2000 - 2007
    • Table 161 – Peru – broadband subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 162 – Peru – broadband subscriber ratios by technology – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 163 – Peru – cable modem vs ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 164 – Peru – forecast broadband growth – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 165 – TdP broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 166 – Peru – pay TV market share – September 2008
    • Table 167 – Peru – cable TV subscribers and penetration – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 168 – Cable Mágico subscribers – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 169 – Puerto Rico – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2007
    • Table 170 – Puerto Rico – Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 171 – Puerto Rico – broadband lines - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 172 – PRTC DSL lines - 2002 - 2006
    • Table 173 – Puerto Rico – cable TV subscribers - 2001 - 2005
    • Table 174 – Puerto Rico – satellite TV subscribers - 2004 - 2005
    • Table 175 – Suriname – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 176 – Suriname – Internet users and user penetration – 1997 - 2008
    • Table 177 – Suriname – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 178 – Uruguay – Internet and broadband key statistics – 2008
    • Table 179 – Uruguay – Internet users and user penetration rate - 1999 - 2008
    • Table 180 – Uruguay – Internet dial-up customers - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 181 – Uruguay – broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2005 - 2008
    • Table 182 – Anteldata – ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 183 – Uruguay – pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 184 – Uruguay – pay TV market share - 2008
    • Table 185 – Venezuela - Internet and broadband key statistics – September 2008
    • Table 186 – Venezuela – Internet users and user penetration rate - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 187 – Venezuela – dial-up subscribers – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 188 – Venezuela – dial-up and broadband market share - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 189 – Venezuela – telecentres/cybercafés - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 190 – Venezuela – broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 191 – Venezuela – forecast broadband subscribers – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 192 – CANTV ADSL subscribers – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 193 – Venezuela – pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 1997 - 2008

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