Latin America - Mobile Market - Overview & Statistics

Synopsis

Mobile penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean was approximately 80% in early 2009, well above the world average, which was about 58%. With 458 million people owning a mobile phone in early 2009, Latin America and the Caribbean holds approximately 12% of the world’s 3.97 billion mobile subscribers. Several countries, including Argentina, Jamaica, Uruguay, and Venezuela have passed the 100% penetration threshold. The region is becoming fertile soil for 3G WCDMA services, following substantial increases in coverage and in subscriber numbers during 2008. In early 2009, there were about 5 million 3G subscribers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Accompanied by key statistics and analyses, this report provides an overview of the region’s mobile market, together with brief profiles of the major mobile operators.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Mobile communications
    • 2.1 Overview of Latin America’s mobile market
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 2.2 Mobile technologies
      • 2.2.1 Overview
      • 2.2.2 GSM
      • 2.2.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 2.3 Major mobile operators in Latin America
      • 2.3.1 América Móvil
      • 2.3.2 Telefónica
      • 2.3.3 Telecom Italia
      • 2.3.4 Millicom International Cellular
      • 2.3.5 Digicel
    • 2.4 Mobile voice services in Latin America
      • 2.4.1 Prepaid cards
      • 2.4.2 Satellite mobile
    • 2.5 Mobile data services
      • 2.5.1 SMS
      • 2.5.2 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
  • 3. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Major international mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 2 – Latin America – mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2008
  • Table 3 – Countries ranked by subscribers, and regional market share – 2008
  • Table 4 – Countries ranked by penetration, and variation from regional average – 2008
  • Table 5 – Countries ranked by net additions, and annual growth – 2008
  • Table 6 – Top 10 mobile operators ranked by subscriber numbers - 2008
  • Table 7 – Evolution of ARPU – major countries – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Argentina – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Chile – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Colombia – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Mexico – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Peru – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 4 – Evolution of mobile ARPU in Venezuela – major operators – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 11 – Market share by mobile technology - 2003 - 2008
  • Table 2 – Latin America – 3G subscribers and penetration per country - 2007 - 2008
  • Table 12 – América Móvil – mobile subscribers and technology by country– 2007 - 2008
  • Table 13 – América Móvil – mobile ARPU by country – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 14 – América Móvil – MOU by country – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 15 – América Móvil – churn by country – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 16 – Telefónica – mobile subscribers and technology by country – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 13 – Telefónica – mobile ARPU by country – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 14 – Telefónica – MOU by country – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 17 – Telecom Italia – mobile subscribers and technology by country – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 18 – Millicom – mobile subscribers and technology by country – 2007 - 2008
  • Exhibit 1 – América Móvil at a glance

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Number of pages 19

Status Archived

Last updated 16 Apr 2009
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Analyst: Lucia Bibolini

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