2009 Latin America - Telecoms and Fixed-line Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 139 statistical tables for the telecom and fixed-line activities, both on a regional and national level, for the major 26 South American and Caribbean countries.

 

Researcher:- Lucia Bibolini, Lawrence Baker

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

Next publication date:- August 2010

Executive Summary

In the LAC region, telecom infrastructure varies from nonexistent to rudimentary, and from adequate to well advanced. Despite a low 18% teledensity, fixed-line growth in most LAC countries has stagnated since 2001. Operators have reached their service goals for line installation, and consumers increasingly favour mobile over fixed-line. There is, however, 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 introduced prepaid voice services in order to reduce payment defaults. Nevertheless, the fixed line market is likely to remain in its present stagnant condition, not helped by the global recession.

 

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

 

Most telecom markets in Latin America have been both privatised and liberalised. Those that are still monopolies are striving towards an open market, but the privatisation trend has been reversed. Two countries, Venezuela and Bolivia, have renationalised their telecom incumbents, while other countries where the main telco is still state-owned have shown no interest in selling it to the private market.

 

When it comes to fixed lines, it is not easy for new entrants to roll out a network that can compete with the incumbents. Even with the deployment of alternative technologies, in most countries the historical telecom operators continue to dominate the basic telephony sector. Nevertheless, their market share is being eroded in a few countries, especially thanks to WLL, WiMAX, and triple play solutions offered by cable TV companies.

 

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

 

Notes on scenario forecasts

Throughout the report, BuddeComm provides a number of scenario forecasts. 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 Infrastructure
    • 1.2 Country comparisons
    • 1.3 Operator statistics
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Infrastructure and subscribers
    • 2.2 Operator statistics
  • 3. Belize
  • 4. Bolivia
    • 4.1 Infrastructure
    • 4.2 Operator statistics
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Infrastructure
    • 5.2 Subscribers
    • 5.3 Operator statistics
  • 6. Caribbean Small Island Nations
  • 7. Chile
    • 7.1 Infrastructure and subscribers
    • 7.2 Operator statistics
  • 8. Colombia
    • 8.1 Industry financial statistics
    • 8.2 Infrastructure and subscribers
    • 8.3 Operator statistics
  • 9. Costa Rica
  • 10. Cuba
  • 11. Dominican Republic
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Infrastructure
    • 12.2 Operator statistics
  • 13. El Salvador
  • 14. Guatemala
    • 14.1 Infrastructure
    • 14.2 Operator statistics
  • 15. Guyana
  • 16. Haiti
  • 17. Honduras
    • 17.1 Infrastructure
    • 17.2 Operator statistics
  • 18. Jamaica
  • 19. Mexico
    • 19.1 Infrastructure and subscriber forecasts
    • 19.2 Operator statistics
  • 20. Nicaragua
  • 21. Panama
    • 21.1 Infrastructure
  • 22. Paraguay
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Industry financial statistics
    • 23.2 Infrastructure and subscribers
    • 23.3 Operator statistics
  • 24. Puerto Rico
  • 25. Suriname
  • 26. Uruguay
    • 26.1 Industry financial statistics
    • 26.2 Infrastructure
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Infrastructure
    • 27.2 Subscribers
    • 27.3 Industry financial statistics
    • 27.4 Operator statistics
    • Table 1 – Latin America – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2008
    • Table 2 – Latin America – fixed lines in service and teledensity by country – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 3 – Latin America – top 10 countries for fixed lines in service – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 4 – Latin America – GDP and GDP growth by country (estimates) – 2008
    • Table 5 – Latin America – GDP per capita by country – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 6 – Latin America – top ten fixed-line operators by lines in service - 2007 - 2008
    • Table 7 – Latin America – top ten fixed-line operators by revenue - 2008
    • Table 8 – Latin America – International operators – subscribers and market share – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 9 – Argentina – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 10 – Argentina – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 11 – Argentina – public phones – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 12 – Argentina – forecast fixed line growth – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 13 – Argentina – fixed lines in service – market share – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 14 – TASA fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 15 – Telecom Argentina fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 16 – Belize – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 17 – Belize – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 18 – BTL – Fixed lines and payphones - 2003 - 2008
    • Table 19 – Bolivia – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 20 – Bolivia – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 21 – Bolivia – public payphones in service - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 22 – Bolivia – fixed-line / mobile market share – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 23 – Entel – fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 24 – Brazil – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 25 – Brazil - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 26 – Brazil - public payphones – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 27 – Brazil - net connected voice clients – 2006 - 2008
    • Table 28 – Brazil - forecast fixed-line subscribers & teledensity – 2008 - 2018
    • Table 29 – Brazil - operators’ market share of fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 30 – Oi fixed lines in service and digitisation rate – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 31 – Brasil Telecom fixed lines in service and digitisation rate – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 32 – Telesp fixed lines in service and digitisation rate – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 33 – GVT fixed lines in service – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 34 – GVT – connected VoIP subscribers – 2005 - 2008
    • Table 35 – Small Caribbean islands - GDP/capita and fixed-line operators - 2008
    • Table 36 – Caribbean countries - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2007
    • Table 37 – Chile – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 38 – Chile – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 39 – Chile – public phones – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 40 – Chile – forecast fixed-line subscribers & teledensity – 2008 - 2018
    • Table 41 – Chile – major operators – market share of fixed lines in service – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 42 – Entel & Telefónica Chile – market share of ILD & DLD traffic – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 43 – Telefónica Chile’s lines in service – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 44 – Chile – lines in service for major operators – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 45 – Colombia – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 46 – Colombia – telecom revenue – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 47 – Colombia – telecom revenue by segment – 2007
    • Table 48 – Colombia – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 49 – Colombia – teledensity by department – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 50 – Colombia – forecast fixed line subscribers and teledensity – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 51 – Colombia – major operators’ market share of fixed lines in service – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 52 – Colombia – DLD traffic: market share by operator – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 53 – Colombia – ILD outgoing traffic: market share by operator – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 54 –– Colombia – lines in service by operator – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 55 – Costa Rica – national key statistics– 2008
    • Table 56 – Costa Rica – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 57 – Costa Rica – public payphones – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 58 – Cuba – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 59 – Cuba – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 60 – Dominican Republic – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 61 – Dominican Republic – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 62 – Dominican Republic – public phones - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 63 – Dominican Republic – WLL lines in service – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 64 – Ecuador – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 65 – Ecuador – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2009
    • Table 66 – Ecuador – public telephones – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 67 – Ecuador – operators’ market share of fixed lines in service – 2001 - 2009
    • Table 68 – CNT (previously Andinatel and Pacifictel) – lines in service – 2001 - 2009
    • Table 69 – Etapa – lines in service – 2001 - 2009
    • Table 70 – El Salvador – national key statistics– 2008
    • Table 71 – El Salvador – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 72 – El Salvador – public payphones – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 73 – Telecom – fixed lines in service – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 74 – Guatemala – national key statistics– 2008
    • Table 75 – Guatemala – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 76 – Guatemala – public and community phones – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 77 – Guatemala – market share fixed lines in service by major operators – 2002 - 2008
    • Table 78 – Guyana – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 79 – Guyana – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 80 – Haiti – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 81 – Haiti – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 82 – Honduras – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 83 – Honduras – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 84 – Honduras – public telephones - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 85 – Honduras – number of operators by market – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 86 – Honduras – market share of fixed lines in service - 2003 - 2007
    • Table 87 – Hondutel - fixed lines in service - 1997 - 2007
    • Table 88 – Jamaica – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 89 – Jamaica – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2008
    • Table 90 – Mexico – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 91 – Mexico – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1996 - 2008
    • Table 92 – Mexico – forecast fixed line subscribers – 2010; 2015
    • Table 93 – Telmex lines in service - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 94 – Alestra lines in service by sector - 1999 - 2007
    • Table 95 – Axtel lines in service - 2002 - 2007
    • Table 96 – Maxcom lines in service - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 97 – Nicaragua – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 98 – Nicaragua – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
    • Table 99 – Nicaragua – public phones – 1998 - 2007
    • Table 100 – Panama – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 101 – Panama – number of telecom concessions - March 2009
    • Table 102 – Panama - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 103 – Panama – public telephones - 1998 - 2008
    • Table 104 – Panama – forecast fixed line subscribers – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 105 – Paraguay – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 106 – Paraguay – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2000 - 2008
    • Table 107 – Peru – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 108 – Peru – telecom revenue – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 109 – Peru – telecom revenue by segment – 2007
    • Table 110 – Peru - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 111 – Peru - public telephones – 1997 – 2008
    • Table 112 – Peru - fibre optic cable length - 2002 - 2008
    • Table 113 – Peru - FITEL Rural Projects Program
    • Table 114 – Peru - forecast fixed line growth – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 115 – Peru – number of licensed operators per service – 1997, 2001, 2006 - 2008
    • Table 116 – Peru - share of fixed lines in service (top four operators) – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 117 – Peru - share of domestic long distance traffic (top four operators) – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 118 – Peru - share of int. long distance outgoing traffic (top four operators) – 2000 - 2008
    • Table 119 – Peru - fixed lines in service – 2001 - 2008
    • Table 120 – Puerto Rico – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 121 – Puerto Rico – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
    • Table 122 – Puerto Rico – forecast fixed line growth – 2008; 2012; 2018
    • Table 123 – PRTC residential/corporate fixed-lines in service - 1998 - 2007
    • Table 124 – Suriname – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 125 – Suriname – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2008
    • Table 126 – Uruguay – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 127 – Uruguay – telecom operating revenues and sector breakdown – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 128 – Uruguay – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2008
    • Table 129 – Uruguay – public payphones – 1997 - 2008
    • Table 130 – Venezuela – national key statistics – 2008
    • Table 131 – Venezuela – fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1997 - 2008
    • Table 132 – Venezuela – public payphones – 1997 - 2008
    • Table 133 – Venezuela – fixed-line prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 134 – Venezuela – forecast fixed-line subscribers – 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table 135 – Venezuela – telecom revenues and investments (private sector) - 2001 - 2007
    • Table 136 – Venezuela – telecom revenue by segment – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 137 – Venezuela – fixed line market share by operator – 2003 - 2007
    • Table 138 – CANTV fixed lines in service and market share - 2001 - 2008
    • Table 139 – Movistar – WLL lines - 2004 - 2008

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