2011 Latin America - Mobile Voice, Data and Forecasts

Publication Overview

This report covers developments in the mobile voice and data markets of Latin America and the Caribbean. The countries covered in this report include: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean countries, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Researchers:- Lucia Bibolini, Lawrence Baker
Current publication date:- April 2011 (10th Edition)
Next publication date:- April 2012

Executive Summary

Mobile phones rule in Latin America

Mobile penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is over 94% and well above the world average of 76%. However, the vast majority of mobile subscribers in the LAC region are prepaid.

In South and Central America, 11 countries have passed the 100% penetration milestone: Panama, Uruguay, Suriname, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil. In the Caribbean, most of the small island nations are above the 100% mark and some are over 200%. The highest rate has been registered in Turks & Caicos, which has a baffling penetration of 453%. In these countries, however, subscription numbers are sometimes pumped up by tourists or migrant workers who are not counted as part of the population.

The success of mobile telephony in Latin America is due in large part to the inadequacy of the basic telephone infrastructure. Also, natural factors have contributed to wireless popularity in a continent where mountainous terrain and remote rural areas make the laying of cable uneconomical, and where hurricanes and earthquakes have caused major destruction to fixed-line networks.

Mobile penetration in Latin America surpassed fixed-line penetration in 2001. By end-2005, cellular subscribers had overtaken their fixed-line counterparts in every Latin American country except Cuba. Paraguay leads the trend, with about fifteen mobile phones for every fixed line in service.

Latin America - fixed and mobile market share − 1998 - 2011

Year

Fixed share

Mobile share

1998

74%

26%

1999

62%

38%

2000

55%

45%

2001

50%

50%

2002

47%

53%

2003

43%

57%

2004

35%

65%

2005

29%

71%

2006

24%

76%

2007

21%

79%

2008

19%

81%

2009

17%

83%

2010 (e)

16%

84%

2011 (e)

16%

84%

(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU, Global Mobile, and industry data)

UMTS

In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), mobile broadband based on 3G UMTS technology took off in 2009, becoming an attractive alternative for Internet users in a region where fixed broadband suffers from slow speeds and is unavailable in many places.

In LAC countries, mobile broadband is commonly used either with a USB modem or with netbooks/notebooks/laptops that have a built-in 3G receiver. Several mobile operators have entered into agreements with manufacturers to offer mobile broadband plans with a netbook or notebook included.

Commercial UMTS services first reached the LAC region in late 2006, launched by Puerto Rico’s Cingular in November and by Chile’s Entel PCS in December. Argentina and Uruguay were the next countries to see UMTS services, in mid-2007. By end-2007, all mobile providers in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay operated UMTS networks. Brazil saw its first UMTS services in November 2007, and Mexico in February 2008. Several other countries rolled out UMTS in early 2008. By 2011, practically all LAC markets had operating UMTS networks with the exception of Belize, Cuba, Guyana, Haiti, Suriname, and a few Caribbean island nations.

As of March 2011, there are 64 UMTS networks operating in 27 LAC countries (up from 54 UMTS networks in 25 countries a year earlier), plus there are another six networks planned and two in deployment.

UMTS technologies in Latin America include HSPA, HSDPA, and HSUPA. Most operators use HSPDA to provide mobile broadband, multimedia downloads, mobile games, and video calling. Several companies also offer mobile TV.

Latin America – UMTS subscribers and penetration − 2007 - 2011

Year

Subscribers (million)

Annual change

Penetration

2007

0.0

n/a

0.0%

2008

4.3

+11,137%

0.8%

2009

16.0

+271%

2.8%

2010

38.5

+141%

6.6%

2011 (e)

77.0

+100%

13.0%

(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile and 4G Americas)

Long Term Evolution (LTE)

LTE has been labelled 4G, being the next technological step after 3G. Like GSM, it requires the use of a SIM card.

In late 2009, when Scandinavia’s Telia Sonera launched the world’s first commercial LTE, Chile was conducting LTE tests. In fact, Chile was the first country in Latin America and the fifth in the world (after Sweden, Norway, Japan, and the USA) to test LTE technology. Subtel, the national regulator, announced that it would hold an LTE auction in 2010, but the event has been repeatedly postponed and is now scheduled to take place in the second half of 2011. The Chilean government expects commercial LTE services to be launched in 2014. Meanwhile, operators argue that the 60MHz spectrum cap imposed by Subtel is severely limiting for LTE.

Colombia seems destined to be the first LAC country that will have commercial LTE services. Having won 50MHz of spectrum in the 2.5GHz band, fixed-line company UNE announced that it would use its mobile licence to deploy an LTE network. UNE plans to launch LTE services in a few major Colombian cities during the second half of 2011.

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 the Latin American Mobile Market
    • 1.1 Mobile Statistics
    • 1.2 Mobile market players
    • 1.3 Second generation (2G) mobile
    • 1.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 1.5 Prepaid market
    • 1.6 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
    • 1.7 Fixed Mobile Substitution (FMS) in Latin America
    • 1.8 Minutes of Use (MOU)
    • 1.9 Mobile Broadband
    • 1.10 Smart phones
  • 2. Argentina
    • 2.1 Overview of Argentina’s mobile market
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 2.2 Regulatory issues
      • 2.2.1 Spectrum auctions
    • 2.3 Mobile technologies
      • 2.3.1 Overview
      • 2.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • 2.3.3 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • 2.3.4 Mobile handsets/smart phones
    • 2.4 Mobile voice services
      • 2.4.1 Prepaid
    • 2.5 Mobile Messaging
      • 2.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 2.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 2.6 Mobile broadband
    • 2.7 Mobile satellite
    • 2.8 Forecasts – mobile market 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 2.8.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 2.8.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 3. Belize
    • 3.1 Overview of Belize’s mobile market
      • 3.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 4. Bolivia
    • 4.1 Overview of Bolivia’s mobile market
      • 4.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 4.2 Mobile technologies
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Overview of Brazil’s mobile market
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 5.2 Regulatory issues
      • 5.2.1 Regulatory background
      • 5.2.2 Privatisation of Telebrás
      • 5.2.3 Serviço Móvel Pessoal (SMP)
      • 5.2.4 Carrier preselection
      • 5.2.5 Number Portability (NP)
      • 5.2.6 Mobile consumer rights protection
      • 5.2.7 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
    • 5.3 Mobile technologies
      • 5.3.1 Analogue
      • 5.3.2 Second generation (2G) mobile
      • 5.3.3 Third generation (3G) mobile
      • 5.3.4 Long-term evolution (LTE)
    • 5.4 Mobile voice services
      • 5.4.1 Prepaid cards
      • 5.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 5.5 Mobile data services
      • 5.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 5.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 5.5.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 5.5.4 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
    • 5.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 5.6.1 Location-Based Services (LBS)
      • 5.6.2 Mobile TV
      • 5.6.3 Gaming
    • 5.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 5.7.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 5.7.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 6. Caribbean Countries
    • 6.1 Overview of mobile markets in the Caribbean
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 6.2 Satellite mobile
  • 7. Chile
    • 7.1 Overview of Chile’s mobile market
      • 7.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Regulatory issues
      • 7.2.1 2G spectrum auctions
      • 7.2.2 3G spectrum auctions
      • 7.2.3 Fixed-to-mobile call charges
      • 7.2.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 7.2.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 7.3 Mobile technologies
      • 7.3.1 Second Generation (2G) mobile
      • 7.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 7.3.3 Long-term evolution (LTE)
    • 7.4 Mobile voice services
      • 7.4.1 Prepaid services
      • 7.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 7.5 Mobile data services
      • 7.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 7.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 7.5.3 Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
      • 7.5.4 Mobile TV
    • 7.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 7.6.1 Location-Based Services (LBS)
      • 7.6.2 Mobile marketing
    • 7.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 7.7.1 Overview
      • 7.7.2 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 7.7.3 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 8. Colombia
    • 8.1 Overview of Colombia’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 8.1.2 Spectrum regulations and auctions
    • 8.2 Mobile technologies
      • 8.2.1 Overview
      • 8.2.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • 8.2.3 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 8.3 Mobile voice services
      • 8.3.1 Prepaid
    • 8.4 Mobile Messaging
      • 8.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 8.4.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 8.5 Mobile broadband
    • 8.6 Mobile satellite
    • 8.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 8.7.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 8.7.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 9. Costa Rica
    • 9.1 Overview of Costa Rica’s mobile market
      • 9.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 9.2 Regulatory issues
      • 9.2.1 Spectrum auction
      • 9.2.2 Number portability
    • 9.3 Mobile technologies and data services
      • 9.3.1 Overview
      • 9.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
    • 9.4 Mobile voice services
      • 9.4.1 Prepaid
    • 9.5 Mobile broadband
  • 10. Cuba
    • 10.1 Overview of Cuba’s mobile market
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 11. Dominican Republic
    • 11.1 Overview of the Dominican Republic’s cell phone market
      • 11.1.1 Cell phone statistics
    • 11.2 Prepaid versus postpaid
    • 11.3 Cellular data services
      • 11.3.1 High capacity cellular voice/data services (1xRTT)
      • 11.3.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
    • 11.4 Forecast cellular subscribers
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Overview of Ecuador’s mobile market
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Regulatory issues
      • 12.2.1 Number portability
      • 12.2.2 Mobile infrastructure sharing
      • 12.2.3 Mobile licence renewals
    • 12.3 Mobile technologies
      • 12.3.1 Overview
      • 12.3.2 Digital
      • 12.3.3 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 12.4 Mobile broadband
    • 12.5 Forecasts – mobile market 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 12.5.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 12.5.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 13. El Salvador
    • 13.1 Overview of El Salvador’s mobile market
      • 13.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 13.2 Mobile technologies
      • 13.2.1 Overview
      • 13.2.2 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 13.3 Mobile broadband
    • 13.4 Mobile satellite
  • 14. Guatemala
    • 14.1 Overview of Guatemala’s mobile market
      • 14.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 14.2 Mobile technologies
      • 14.2.1 Overview
      • 14.2.2 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 14.3 Mobile voice services
      • 14.3.1 Prepaid
    • 14.4 Mobile broadband
    • 14.5 Mobile satellite
  • 15. Guyana
    • 15.1 Overview of Guyana’s mobile market
      • 15.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 15.2 Mobile technologies and mobile data services
    • 15.3 Satellite mobile
  • 16. Haiti
    • 16.1 Overview of Haiti’s mobile market
      • 16.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 17. Honduras
    • 17.1 Overview of the Honduran mobile market
      • 17.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 17.2 Mobile technologies and data services
      • 17.2.1 Third generation (3G) mobile
  • 18. Jamaica
    • 18.1 Overview of the Jamaican mobile market
      • 18.1.1 Mobile statistics
  • 19. Mexico
    • 19.1 Overview of Mexico’s mobile (cell phone) market
      • 19.1.1 Mobile market statistics
    • 19.2 Regulatory issues
      • 19.2.1 Regulatory authorities
      • 19.2.2 Competition regulation
      • 19.2.3 Interconnection
      • 19.2.4 Identity regulation
      • 19.2.5 Spectrum auctions
      • 19.2.6 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 19.3 Mobile technologies
      • 19.3.1 Overview
      • 19.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 19.4 Mobile voice services
      • 19.4.1 Minutes of Use (MOU)
      • 19.4.2 Prepaid
      • 19.4.3 Satellite mobile
    • 19.5 Mobile data services
      • 19.5.1 SMS Text Messaging
      • 19.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 19.5.3 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
    • 19.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 19.6.1 Location-based Services (LBS)
    • 19.7 Forecasts
      • 19.7.1 Mobile market forecasts – 2011 - 2016
  • 20. Nicaragua
    • 20.1 Overview of Nicaragua’s mobile market
      • 20.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 20.2 Mobile technologies
      • 20.2.1 Overview
      • 20.2.2 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 20.3 Mobile broadband
    • 20.4 Mobile satellite
  • 21. Panama
    • 21.1 Overview of Panama’s mobile market
      • 21.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 21.2 Regulatory issues
      • 21.2.1 Spectrum auction – 2008
      • 21.2.2 Infrastructure sharing
    • 21.3 Mobile technologies
      • 21.3.1 Overview
      • 21.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • 21.3.3 Mobile handsets/smartphones
    • 21.4 Mobile broadband
    • 21.5 Forecasts – mobile market 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 21.5.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 21.5.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 22. Paraguay
    • 22.1 Overview of Paraguay’s mobile market
      • 22.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 22.2 Regulatory environment
      • 22.2.1 Number Portability
      • 22.2.2 Universal Service Fund
      • 22.2.3 Foreign investment
    • 22.3 Mobile technologies
      • 22.3.1 Overview
      • 22.3.2 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 22.4 Mobile broadband
    • 22.5 Mobile satellite
    • 22.6 Forecasts – mobile market – 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 22.6.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 22.6.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Overview of Peru’s mobile market
      • 23.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 23.1.2 History of Peru’s mobile market
    • 23.2 Regulatory issues
      • 23.2.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
    • 23.3 Mobile technologies
      • 23.3.1 Overview
      • 23.3.2 Digital
      • 23.3.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • 23.3.4 Mobile handsets/smart phones
      • 23.3.5 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 23.4 Mobile voice services
      • 23.4.1 Prepaid
    • 23.5 Mobile Messaging
      • 23.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 23.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 23.6 Mobile broadband
    • 23.7 Mobile satellite
    • 23.8 Forecasts – mobile market 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 23.8.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 23.8.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 24. Puerto Rico
    • 24.1 Overview of Puerto Rico’s mobile market
      • 24.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 24.2 Forecasts – Mobile services
  • 25. Suriname
    • 25.1 Overview of Suriname’s mobile market
      • 25.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 25.2 Mobile technologies
    • 25.3 Mobile satellite
  • 26. Uruguay
    • 26.1 Overview of Uruguay’s mobile market
      • 26.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 26.2 Mobile technologies
      • 26.2.1 Overview
      • 26.2.2 Third generation mobile
    • 26.3 Mobile voice services
      • 26.3.1 Prepaid
    • 26.4 Mobile Messaging
      • 26.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
    • 26.5 Mobile broadband
    • 26.6 Mobile satellite
    • 26.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 26.7.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 26.7.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Overview of Venezuela’s mobile market
      • 27.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 27.2 Mobile technologies
      • 27.2.1 Digital
      • 27.2.2 CDMA
      • 27.2.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 27.2.4 Long-term evolution (LTE)
      • 27.2.5 Mobile handsets/smart phones
    • 27.3 Mobile voice services
      • 27.3.1 Prepaid
    • 27.4 Mobile messaging
      • 27.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
    • 27.5 Mobile broadband
    • 27.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 27.6.1 Location-based services
    • 27.7 Satellite mobile
    • 27.8 Forecasts – mobile market – 2010; 2015; 2020
      • 27.8.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 27.8.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 28. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Latin America – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2011
  • Table 2 – Latin American mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 3 – Latin America – América Móvil – subscribers – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 4 – Latin America – Telefónica – subscribers – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 5 – Latin America – Telecom Italia – subscribers – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 6 – Latin America – Millicom International Cellular – subscribers – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 7 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Argentina – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 8 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 9 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Chile – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 10 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Colombia – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 11 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Mexico – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 12 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Venezuela – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 13 – MOU in Latin American countries – Telefónica and América Móvil - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 14 – Brazil – UMTS subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2011
  • Table 15 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Argentina – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 16 – Mobile operators’ market share in Argentina – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 17 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Argentina – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 18 – 3G subscribers and penetration in Argentina – 2007 - 2011
  • Table 19 – Mobile handset sales in Argentina – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 20 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Argentina – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 21 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration in Argentina – 2008 - 2011
  • Table 22 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Argentina – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 23 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Argentina – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 24 – Mobile market share by major operator in Belize – 2005 - 2011
  • Table 25 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Bolivia – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 26 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Brazil – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 27 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 28 – Brazil – Band A, B, D, and E subscribers – 2000 - 2008 (historical)
  • Table 29 – Mobile subscribers by technology in Brazil – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 30 – Prepaid subscribers and market share in Brazil – 2002-2009
  • Table 31 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Brazil – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 32 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Brazil – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 33 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Caribbean countries – 2010
  • Table 34 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chile – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 35 – Operator market share in Chile – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 36 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Chile – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 37 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Chile – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 38 – Chile – SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 39 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Chile – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 40 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Chile – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 41 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Colombia – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 42 – Mobile market share by operator in Colombia – 2001 - 2011
  • Table 43 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Colombia – major operators – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 44 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Colombia – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 45 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Colombia – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 46 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Colombia – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 47 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Costa Rica - 1998 - 2010
  • Table 48 – Mobile subscribers by technology in Costa Rica – 2009 - 2010
  • Table 49 – Cell phone subscribers and penetration rate in Dominican Republic – 2000 - 2010
  • Table 50 – Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers in Dominican Republic – 2001 - 2010
  • Table 51 – Forecast cellular subscribers in Dominican Republic – lower growth scenario – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 52 – Forecast cellular subscribers in Dominican Republic – higher market scenario – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 53 – Mobile subscribers by operator and technology in Ecuador – May 2010
  • Table 54 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ecuador – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 55 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Ecuador – 2002 - 2010
  • Table 56 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Ecuador – major operators – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 57 – Mobile subscribers by technology in Ecuador – 2001 - 2010
  • Table 58 – UMTS subscribers in Ecuador – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 59 – Mobile broadband subscribers in Ecuador – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 60 – Forecast mobile subscriber growth in Ecuador – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 61 – Forecast mobile subscriber growth in Ecuador – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 62 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in El Salvador – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 63 – Mobile operators’ market share in El Salvador – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 64 – Prepaid/postpaid ratio in El Salvador – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 65 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Guatemala – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 66 – Market share by mobile operator in Guatemala – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 67 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Guatemala – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 68 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Guyana – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 69 – Mobile operators’ market share in Guyana – 2003 - 2011
  • Table 70 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Haiti – 2000 - 2010
  • Table 71 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Honduras – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 72 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Honduras – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 73 – Mobile market share by major operator in Jamaica – 2005 - 2010
  • Table 74 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mexico – 2009
  • Table 75 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Mexico – 2000 - 2011
  • Table 76 – Mobile market share by major operator in Mexico – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 77 – Monthly and yearly minutes of use and annual change in Mexico – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 78 – Prepaid / postpaid subscribers and annual change in Mexico – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 79 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration in Mexico – lower growth scenario – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 80 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration in Mexico – higher growth scenario – 2011 - 2016
  • Table 81 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Nicaragua – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 82 – Mobile market share by operator in Nicaragua – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 83 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Nicaragua – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 84 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Panama – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 85 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Panama – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 86 – Forecast mobile subscriber growth in Panama – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 87 – Forecast mobile subscriber growth in Panama – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 88 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Paraguay – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 89 – Mobile operators’ market share in Paraguay – 2002 - 2011
  • Table 90 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Paraguay – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 91 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Paraguay – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 92 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Peru – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 93 – Mobile market share by operator in Peru – 1996 - 2010
  • Table 94 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Peru – major operators – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 95 – Mobile market share by technology in Peru – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 96 – UMTS subscribers in Peru – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 97 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Peru – 2001 - 2010
  • Table 98 – SMS by operator in Peru – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 99 – MMS by operator in Peru – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 100 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration in Peru – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 101 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Peru – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 102 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Peru – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 103 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Suriname – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 104 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uruguay – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 105 – Market share by mobile operators in Uruguay – 2002 - 2011
  • Table 106 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Uruguay – major operators – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 107 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Uruguay – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 108 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Uruguay – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 109 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Venezuela – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 110 – Market share of mobile operators in Venezuela – 2001 - 2011
  • Table 111 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Venezuela – major operators – 2007 - 2010
  • Table 112 – Mobile market share by technology in Venezuela – 2003 - 2010
  • Table 113 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Venezuela – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 114 – SMS messages sent in Venezuela – 2002 - 2011
  • Table 115 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Venezuela – higher growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Table 116 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Venezuela – lower growth scenario – 2010; 2015; 2020
  • Chart 1 – Latin America – operators’ market share –2010
  • Chart 2 – Proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers in Latin America's major markets
  • Chart 3 – ARPU in the major Latin American markets –2010
  • Chart 4 – Fixed and mobile subscribers in Latin America – 1998 - 2011
  • Chart 5 – Mobile market share at a glance in Argentina – 2011
  • Chart 6 – Operators’ mobile ARPU in Argentina – 2007 - 2011
  • Chart 7 – Mobile market share by operator in Belize – 2000 - 2011
  • Chart 8 - Mobile market share by major operator in Belize – 2005; 2011
  • Chart 9 – Mobile operators’ market share in Bolivia – 2003 - 2011
  • Chart 10 – SMS by operator in Colombia – 2010 (Jan-Jun)
  • Chart 11 – MMS by operator in Colombia – 2010 (Jan-Jun)
  • Chart 12 – Mobile broadband market share in Colombia – June 2010
  • Chart 13 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cuba – 2000 - 2011
  • Chart 14 – Mobile subscribers and penetration in Guyana – 1998 - 2011
  • Chart 15 – Mobile operators’ market share in Guyana – 2003 - 2011
  • Chart 16 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Jamaica – 2000 - 2011
  • Chart 17 – Mobile market share by major provider in Jamaica – 2005; 2010
  • Chart 18 – Mobile operators’ market share in Paraguay – 2011
  • Chart 19 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Puerto Rico – 2000 - 2011
  • Chart 20 – Mobile prepaid vs postpaid market share in Puerto Rico – 2000 - 2011
  • Chart 21 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Puerto Rico – lower growth scenario – 2011 - 2016
  • Chart 22 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Puerto Rico – higher growth scenario – 2011 - 2016
  • Chart 23 – Fixed and mobile subscribers in Uruguay – 1998 - 2011
  • Chart 24 – Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio in Uruguay – 2005 - 2010
  • Chart 25 – Mobile ARPU in Venezuela at a glance – 2007 - 2010
  • Chart 26 – Mobile technologies in Venezuela at a glance – 2003 - 2010
  • Chart 27 – Prepaid market share in Venezuela – 1997 - 2010
  • Exhibit 1 – Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
  • Exhibit 2 – A-band mobile operators and technologies in Brazil
  • Exhibit 3 – B-band mobile operators and technologies in Brazil
  • Exhibit 4 – D-band mobile operators and technologies in Brazil
  • Exhibit 5 – E-band mobile operators and technologies in Brazil
  • Exhibit 6 – 3G auction winners in Brazil
  • Exhibit 7 – Brazil – Bands F, G, I, and J for 3G services – areas and operators
  • Exhibit 8 – Telecom privatisation and liberalisation in the Caribbean
  • Exhibit 9 – Mobile concessions in Chile and original shareholders – 1989
  • Exhibit 10 – Number portability defined
  • Exhibit 11 – Ecuadorian government versus América Móvil – historical (2007 - 2008)

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Last updated 18 Apr 2011
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Analyst: Lucia Bibolini

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