2013 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, Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- June 2013 (11th Edition)

Executive Summary

Social networks drive growth in Latin America’s smartphone market

Mobile penetration

Like the rest of the world, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is turning increasingly towards mobile solutions and away from the traditional telephone. In fact, the region is ahead of the world average, having reached an estimated 112% mobile penetration at end-2012 against a global rate of around 96%. However, over 80% of LAC’s mobile subscribers are on prepaid plans.

In South America, estimated mobile penetration at end-2012 was 123%. The highest penetration rates can be found in Suriname, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina. All countries have passed the 100% penetration mark except for Bolivia and Guyana.

In Central America, mobile penetration is slightly lower, with an estimated rate of 118% at end-2012. The mobile leaders are Panama and El Salvador. All countries have passed the 100% penetration mark except for Nicaragua.

Mexico and the Caribbean is the subregion with the lowest average penetration, the estimated rate being 82% at end-2012. The figure has been pushed down by Mexico, which has a vast population at 83% penetration, and even more so by Cuba, a sizeable country with an unbelievably low mobile penetration of only 14%. Other countries still below the 100% penetration mark include Haiti, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, and St Vincent & The Grenadines. On the other hand, some of the small island nations are the LAC mobile leaders, with exceptionally high penetration rates. The Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Bermuda have topped 200% penetration. In these countries, however, subscription numbers are sometimes pumped up by tourists or migrant workers who are not counted as part of the population.

Smartphones

Seven Latin American countries are among the world’s top thirty in terms of Facebook users. Brazil has the highest number of active users in the region, while Chile has the highest ratio of users per capita. With penetration upward of 52%, more than one out of every two Chileans is, in fact, an active Facebook user.

The popularity of social networks is driving growth in a bourgeoning smartphone market. In most countries, conventional and low-cost phones are still the best sellers, but they are losing ground to the smartphone. Argentina and Chile are the region’s smartphone leaders. In 2012, these two countries reached a key milestone: for the first time, smartphone sales outstripped both feature phones and low-cost phones.

3G/UMTS mobile services

3G/UMTS services include phone-based browsing, access to email and social sites, mobile games, video calling, multimedia downloads, and mobile broadband. Several companies also offer mobile TV. UMTS technologies in Latin America include HSPA and HSPA+.

Practically all LAC markets have operating HSPA networks with the exception of Belize, Cuba, and a few Caribbean island nations. In February 2013, there were 90 HSPA networks operating in 37 LAC countries (up from 79 HSPA networks in 32 countries in early 2012), plus there were another 12 networks planned.

Latin America’s first HSPA+ networks were launched in July 2010 by Movistar in Chile and by Digicel in Bermuda. In February 2013, 55 HSPA+ networks had been deployed in 27 countries.

4G/LTE mobile services

Puerto Rico was the first country in Latin America to have mobile LTE: AT&T launched the service in November 2011, Claro (América Móvil) in December 2011, and CDMA operator Open Mobile in April 2012.

Uruguay was the region’s second country to enjoy LTE, at the hand of state-owned Antel, which launched the service in Montevideo and Punta del Este in December 2011.

In mid-2012, LTE mobile services were launched by UNE-EPM in Colombia and by Orange Dominicana in the Dominican Republic. Another five service launches took place in late 2012: Sprint Nextel, in Puerto Rico; Digicel, in Antigua & Barbuda; Movil de Entel, in Bolivia; Claro, in Brazil; and Telcel, in Mexico. In February 2013, there were 42 operators in the LAC region planning to launch LTE networks.

Major mobile operators in Latin America

Five multinational operators serve roughly 80% of LAC’s mobile market. They are: Mexico’s América Móvil, Telefónica of Spain, Telecom Italia, Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular, and Ireland’s Digicel.

América Móvil is the leader, followed by Telefónica. These two companies compete against each other in most of the region’s major economies. Between them, they serve about 61% of LAC’s mobile subscribers. América Móvil, owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, operates in 16 LAC countries. In Mexico, it uses the brand name Telcel, but in all other countries, it provides mobile services under the unified brand Claro. Spain’s Telefónica offers mobile services in 13 LAC countries, using the name Movistar in all markets except Brazil, where it operates under the brand name Vivo.

The remaining three multinational operators share a 19% share of LAC’s mobile subscribers. Telecom Italia operates in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Millicom provides mobile services branded Tigo in three Central American and three South American countries. Digicel is the leading mobile provider in the Caribbean.

LAC – mobile growth and penetration − 2007 - 2013

Year

Annual change

Penetration

2007

+24%

67%

2008

+19%

79%

2009

+12%

87%

2010

+12%

96%

2011

+12%

107%

2012

+6%

112%

2013 (e)

+6%

117%

(Source: BuddeComm based on Global Mobile and national regulators’ data) 

Market Highlights

  • Mobile penetration in LAC is higher than the world average.
  • The popularity of social networks is driving growth in a bourgeoning smartphone market.
  • Practically all countries in the region have operating 3G/UMTS networks, and in a few, 4G/LTE services have been launched.
  • América Móvil and Telefónica between them serve almost one third of the region’s mobile subscribers.

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
  • 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)
    • 2.6 Mobile broadband
    • 2.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 2.7.1 Mobile TV
    • 2.8 Mobile satellite
    • 2.9 Forecasts – mobile market 2015; 2020
      • 2.9.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 2.9.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 3. Belize
    • 3.1 Overview of Belize’s mobile market
    • 3.2 Mobile statistics
    • 3.3 Mobile data services
      • 3.3.1 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 3.3.2 Mobile banking
  • 4. Bolivia
    • 4.1 Overview of Bolivia’s mobile market
      • 4.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 4.1.2 Mobile technologies
      • 4.1.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 5. Brazil
    • 5.1 Overview of Brazil’s mobile market
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 5.1.2 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
    • 5.2 Regulatory issues
      • 5.2.1 Number portability (NP)
      • 5.2.2 Mobile spectrum allocation and concession areas
    • 5.3 Mobile technologies
      • 5.3.1 Mobile generations
      • 5.3.2 Mobile handsets/smartphones
      • 5.3.3 Femtocells
    • 5.4 Mobile voice services
      • 5.4.1 Prepaid cards
    • 5.5 Mobile messaging
      • 5.5.1 Short message service (SMS)
    • 5.6 Mobile broadband
    • 5.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 5.7.1 M-banking
      • 5.7.2 M-commerce
      • 5.7.3 Mobile games
    • 5.8 Mobile satellite
    • 5.9 Forecasts – mobile market 2015; 2020
      • 5.9.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 5.9.2 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 3G spectrum auctions
      • 7.2.2 4G spectrum auctions
      • 7.2.3 Mobile number portability
      • 7.2.4 Mobile towers
    • 7.3 Mobile technologies
      • 7.3.1 Overview
      • 7.3.2 Second Generation (2G) mobile
      • 7.3.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 7.3.4 Long-term evolution (LTE)
      • 7.3.5 Mobile handsets/smartphones
    • 7.4 Mobile voice services
      • 7.4.1 Prepaid
    • 7.5 Mobile messaging
      • 7.5.1 Short message service (SMS)
    • 7.6 Mobile broadband
    • 7.7 Mobile satellite
    • 7.8 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
      • 7.8.1 Overview
      • 7.8.2 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 7.8.3 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
      • 8.1.3 Mobile number portability
    • 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 –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 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 9.3 Mobile technologies and data services
      • 9.3.1 Overview
      • 9.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • 9.3.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • 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 mobile phone market
    • 11.2 Spectrum issues
    • 11.3 Mobile phone statistics
    • 11.4 Prepaid versus postpaid
    • 11.5 Mobile data services
      • 11.5.1 High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
      • 11.5.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 11.5.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • 11.6 Forecasts
      • 11.6.1 Forecast mobile subscribers
  • 12. Ecuador
    • 12.1 Overview of Ecuador’s mobile market
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Regulatory issues
      • 12.2.1 Mobile licence renewals
      • 12.2.2 SIM card registration
    • 12.3 Mobile technologies
      • 12.3.1 Overview
      • 12.3.2 Second Generation (2G) mobile
      • 12.3.3 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 12.4 Mobile voice services
      • 12.4.1 Prepaid
    • 12.5 Mobile broadband
    • 12.6 Forecasts – mobile market 2015; 2020
      • 12.6.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 12.6.2 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
    • 14.6 Mobile services
      • 14.6.1 M-payment
  • 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 Mobile voice services
      • 15.3.1 Satellite mobile
  • 16. Haiti
    • 16.1 Overview of Haiti’s mobile market
    • 16.2 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
    • 18.2 Mobile statistics
    • 18.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers 2018
  • 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 Spectrum auctions
      • 19.2.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 19.2.4 Data roaming
    • 19.3 Mobile technologies
      • 19.3.1 Overview
    • 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)
      • 19.5.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 19.5.5 M-payment services
      • 19.5.6 M-banking
    • 19.6 Forecasts
      • 19.6.1 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
      • 20.2.3 Spectrum auctions
    • 20.3 Mobile broadband
    • 20.4 Mobile satellite
    • 20.5 Mobile TV
    • 20.6 Mobile health
  • 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 HSPA+
    • 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 issues
      • 22.2.1 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
    • 22.3 Mobile technologies
      • 22.3.1 Overview
      • 22.3.2 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 22.4 Mobile Messaging
      • 22.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 22.4.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 22.5 Mobile broadband
    • 22.6 Mobile satellite
    • 22.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
      • 22.7.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 22.7.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 23. Peru
    • 23.1 Overview of Peru’s mobile market
      • 23.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 23.1.2 Mobile market analysis - 2012
      • 23.1.3 Virgin Mobile – MVNO prospects
    • 23.2 Regulatory issues
      • 23.2.1 Spectrum regulations
      • 23.2.2 Spectrum auctions and awards
      • 23.2.3 Mobile licence renewals
    • 23.3 Mobile technologies
      • 23.3.1 Overview
      • 23.3.2 Second Generation (2G) mobile (GSM/CDMA/iDEN)
      • 23.3.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile (UMTS)
      • 23.3.4 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 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 Mobile data
      • 24.2.1 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 24.2.2 Smartphones
    • 24.3 Forecasts – Mobile services – 2011-2016
  • 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 Regulatory issues
      • 26.2.1 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
    • 26.3 Mobile technologies
      • 26.3.1 Overview
      • 26.3.2 Third generation mobile
      • 26.3.3 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 26.4 Mobile voice services
      • 26.4.1 Prepaid
    • 26.5 Mobile Messaging
      • 26.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
    • 26.6 Mobile broadband
    • 26.7 Mobile satellite
    • 26.8 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
      • 26.8.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 26.8.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
  • 27. Venezuela
    • 27.1 Overview of Venezuela’s mobile market
      • 27.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 27.1.2 Spectrum auction
      • 27.1.3 Mobile market analysis
    • 27.2 Mobile technologies
      • 27.2.1 CDMA
      • 27.2.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • 27.2.3 Long-term evolution (LTE)
      • 27.2.4 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 satellite
    • 27.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2015; 2020
      • 27.7.1 Scenario 1 – higher mobile market growth
      • 27.7.2 Scenario 2 – lower mobile market growth
      • Table 1 – LAC countries – mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2012
      • Table 2 - Latin America & Caribbean – subscribers & market share by operator – 2007 - 2008
      • Table 3 – Argentina Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1998 - 2013
      • Table 4 – Argentina Mobile operators’ market share – 1999 - 2013
      • Table 5 – Argentina Evolution of mobile ARPU in Argentina – major operators – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 6 – Argentina Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2004 - 2013
      • Table 7 – Argentina Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2008 - 2013
      • Table 8 – Argentina Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario –2015; 2020
      • Table 9 – Argentina Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario –2015; 2020
      • Table 10 – Belize Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2013
      • Table 11 – Belize Mobile market share by major operator – 2005 - 2011
      • Table 12 – Bolivia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
      • Table 13 – Bolivia Market share of mobile operators – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 14 – Brazil World’s six largest mobile markets – 2012
      • Table 15 – Brazil Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
      • Table 16 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil – major operators – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 17 – Brazil Mobile market share by technology – 2004 - 2013
      • Table 18 – Brazil 3G subscribers and penetration – 2008 - 2013
      • Table 19 – Brazil Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2003 - 2013
      • Table 20 – Brazil Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2008 - 2013
      • Table 21 – Brazil Fixed and mobile broadband market share – 2008 - 2013
      • Table 22 – Brazil Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 23 – Brazil Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 24 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Caribbean countries – Jun 2011
      • Table 25 – Chile Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 26 – Chile Mobile ARPU in Chile – major operators – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 27 – Chile 3G subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 28 – Chile Operators’ 3G market share – 2009-2012
      • Table 29 – Chile Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 1999 - 2012
      • Table 30 – Chile SMS messages sent – 2003 - 2011
      • Table 31 – Chile Mobile broadband connections and penetration – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 32 – Chile Share of mobile versus fixed broadband connections – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 33 – Chile Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 34 – Chile Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 35 – Colombia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997-2012
      • Table 36 – Colombia Market share ofmobile operators – 2001-2012
      • Table 37 – Colombia Evolution of mobile ARPU in Colombia – major operators – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 38 – Colombia 3G subscribers (mobile broadband and mobile phone access) – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 39 – Colombia Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2005-2012
      • Table 40 – Colombia Mobile broadband market share of operators – 2010 - 2012
      • Table 41 – Colombia Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 42 – Colombia Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 43 – Costa Rica Mobile subscribers by technology – 2009 - 2010
      • Table 44 – Costa Rica Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2012
      • Table 45 – Cuba Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
      • Table 46 – Dominican Republic Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
      • Table 47 – Dominican Republic Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 48 – Dominican Republic Postpaid and prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 49 – Dominican Republic Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2011 - 2016
      • Table 50 – Dominican Republic Forecast mobile subscribers – higher market scenario – 2011 - 2016
      • Table 51 – Ecuador Mobile subscribers by operator and technology – April 2012
      • Table 52 – Ecuador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 53 – Ecuador Evolution of mobile ARPU in Ecuador – major operators – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 54 – Ecuador Mobile subscribers by technology – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 55 – Ecuador 3G subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 56 – Ecuador Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 57 – Ecuador Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 58 – Ecuador Forecast mobile subscriber growth – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 59 – Ecuador Forecast mobile subscriber growth – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 60 – El Salvador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 61 – El Salvador Mobile operators’ market share – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 62 – El Salvador Prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 63 – El Salvador Prepaid/postpaid subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 64 – Guatemala Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
      • Table 65 – Guatemala Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2003 - 2011
      • Table 66 – Guatemala Market share by mobile operator – 2000 - 2012
      • Table 67 – Guatemala Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 68 – Guyana Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 69 – Guyana Mobile operators’ market share – 2003 - 2012
      • Table 70 – Haiti Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2013
      • Table 71 – Honduras Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 – 2012; 2015
      • Table 72 – Honduras Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 73 – Honduras Mobile traffic – 2001 – 2012
      • Table 74 – Jamaica Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2013
      • Table 75 – Jamaica Mobile market share by operator - 2003 - 2011
      • Table 76 – Jamaica Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2011 - 2018
      • Table 77 – Mexico Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate – 2000 - 2013
      • Table 78 – Mexico Mobile market share by major operator – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 79 – Mexico Mobile market revenue – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 80 – Mexico Monthly and yearly minutes of use and annual change – 2000 - 2011
      • Table 81 – Mexico Prepaid / postpaid subscribers and annual change – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 82 – Mexico Proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2012
      • Table 83 – Mexico SMS traffic – 2006 - 2012
      • Table 84 – Mexico Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower growth scenario – 2011 - 2012; 2016
      • Table 85 – Mexico Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher growth scenario – 2011 - 2012; 2016
      • Table 86 – Nicaragua Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2013
      • Table 87 – Nicaragua Mobile market share by operator – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 88 – Nicaragua Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2003 - 2011
      • Table 89 – Panama Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
      • Table 90 – Panama Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 1998 - 2012
      • Table 91 – Panama 3G/HSPA subscribers – 2008 - 2016
      • Table 92 – Panama Forecast mobile subscriber growth – higher growth scenario – 2011; 2016
      • Table 93 – Panama Forecast mobile subscriber growth – lower growth scenario – 2011; 2016
      • Table 94 – Paraguay Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 95 – Paraguay Mobile operators’ market share – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 96 – Paraguay Mobile spectrum distribution
      • Table 97 – Paraguay Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 98 – Paraguay Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 99 – Paraguay Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 100 – Peru Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 101 – Peru Mobile market share by operator – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 102 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Peru – major operators – 2007 - 2010
      • Table 103 – Peru 2G mobile technologies – subscriber distribution – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 104 – Peru Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2001 - 2011
      • Table 105 – Peru SMS by operator – 2004 - 2012
      • Table 106 – Peru MMS by operator – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 107 – Peru Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2012
      • Table 108 – Peru Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 109 – Peru Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 110 – Puerto Rico Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2001 - 2013
      • Table 111 – Puerto Rico Postpaid and prepaid subscribers – 2001 - 2012
      • Table 112 – Puerto Rico Mobile prepaid vs postpaid market share – 2000 - 2013
      • Table 113 – Puerto Rico Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2011 – 2015; 2020
      • Table 114 – Puerto Rico Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2011 – 2015; 2020
      • Table 115 – Suriname Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 116 – Uruguay Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 117 – Uruguay Mobile operators’ market share – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 118 – Uruguay Evolution of mobile ARPU in Uruguay – major operators – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 119 – Uruguay Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 2005 - 2012
      • Table 120 – Uruguay Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 121 – Uruguay Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 122 – Uruguay Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 123 – Venezuela Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 124 – Venezuela Evolution of mobile ARPU in Venezuela – major operators – 2008 - 2011
      • Table 125 – Venezuela Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 126 – Venezuela SMS messages sent – 2002 - 2012
      • Table 127 – Venezuela Mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2012
      • Table 128 – Venezuela Forecast mobile subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Table 129 – Venezuela Forecast mobile subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2015; 2020
      • Chart 1 – Argentina Mobile market share at a glance – 2012
      • Chart 2 – Belize Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 3 - Belize Mobile market share by major operator – 2005; 2011
      • Chart 4 – Bolivia Mobile market share at a glance – 2012
      • Chart 5 – Evolution of Brazil’s mobile subscriber base – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 6 – Brazil Mobile market share by technology – 2004 - 2013
      • Chart 7 – Chile Mobile subscribers – market evolution at a glance – 2002 - 2012
      • Chart 8 – Chile Evolution of mobile ARPU – 2008 - 2011
      • Chart 9 – Chile 3G market share at a glance – March 2012
      • Chart 10 – Colombia Mobile subscribers – market evolution at a glance – 2003 – 2012
      • Chart 11 – Colombia Mobile market share at a glance – 2012
      • Chart 12 – Cuba Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
      • Chart 13 – Dominican Republic Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2012
      • Chart 14 – Ecuador Mobile market evolution at a glance – 2002 - 2012
      • Chart 15 – El Salvador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 – 2012
      • Chart 16 – Guatemala Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 – 2013
      • Chart 17 – Guatemala Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2003 – 2011
      • Chart 18 – Guyana Mobile operators’ market share – 2003 - 2012
      • Chart 19 – Haiti Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2013
      • Chart 20 – Honduras Mobile traffic – 2001 – 2012
      • Chart 21 – Jamaica Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 22 – Mexico Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 – 2013
      • Chart 23 – Nicaragua Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 – 2013
      • Chart 24 – Panama Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2012
      • Chart 25 – Paraguay Mobile operators’ market share – 2012
      • Chart 26 – Peru Mobile operators’ market share at a glance – March 2012
      • Chart 27 – Peru 2G mobile technologies – subscriber distribution at a glance – 2004 - 2012
      • Chart 28 – Puerto Rico Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 29 – Puerto Rico Mobile prepaid vs postpaid market share – 2000 - 2013
      • Chart 30 – Uruguay Mobile operators’ market share at a glance - June 2012
      • Chart 31 – Venezuela Mobile subscribers – market evolution at a glance – 2003 - 2012
      • Chart 32 – Venezuela Mobile ARPU at a glance – 2008 - 2011
      • Exhibit 1 – Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
      • Exhibit 2 – Brazil H-band for 3G services – lots, areas, and spectrum winners
      • Exhibit 3 – Brazil Bands for 4G services – blocks, winners, and price/MHz/population
      • Exhibit 4 – Haiti Mobile banking
      • Exhibit 5 – Peru Bands and spectrum

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