This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Argentina’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors. Subjects include:
Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- December 2017 (16th Edition)
Argentina has one of the more advanced telecom infrastructures in Latin America, though much investment is still required to update services in rural areas. The government has embarked on a large-scale National Broadband Plan, with the state-owned infrastructure operator ARSAT having also launched a project to extend broadband services to some 1,200 rural communities. By mid-2017 this project was 60% complete.
Although there are numerous operators licensed to provide services, there remains insufficient competition. The provision of both broadband and mobile services is dominated by a few key players, including Movistar, Telecom Argentina and Claro. The cable broadband sector is dominated by Grupo Clarín, which has an interest in the mobile segment following its January 2016 acquisition of Nextel Argentina. In September 2017 Grupo Clarín agreed to a merger between its Cablevisión unit and Telecom Argentina.
Argentina has one of the most dynamic mobile markets in Latin America, being the third largest in the region after Brazil and Mexico. Three players closely compete in the market, with América Móvil’s Claro marginally the market leader. The other significant players are Telecom Personal (the mobile unit of Telecom Argentina) and Telefónica’s Movistar. Two associations of fixed-line telecom cooperatives, Fecosur and Catel, have been licensed to provide services as MVNOs. The regulator has encouraged the market entry of additional MVNOs to increase competition, and into 2018 it is expected that several will launch services.
This report provides an overview of Argentina’s telecom market and regulatory environment, including a range of statistical data and analyses on recent developments. The report also covers the mobile voice and data markets as well as the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, including subscriber forecasts.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telefónica Argentina (Movistar), Telecom Argentina (Telecom Personal), Grupo Clarín, Claro, Nextel Argentina, DirecTV, IPLAN, IP-TEL, Fecotel, Fecosur, COTEL, Cotecal, ARSAT, INVAP, Cablevisión, VeloCom, Netizen, Phonevision/Omnivision, Telpin, Supercanal, Telecentro, Red Intercable, MercadoLibre, Nuestro Móvil, Libre.ar, Virgin Mobile, Tesacom.
Number of pages 59
Last updated 19 Dec 2017
Analyst: Henry Lancaster
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