Venezuela - Broadband and Digital Media Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Venezuela’s fixed broadband penetration is lower than the regional average, while data speeds are also relatively low. Partly due to the ongoing economic crisis and partly to the rising popularity of mobile broadband, growth in the fixed broadband market has slowed in recent quarters.

The state-owned incumbent CANTV is the country’s exclusive provider of DSL broadband services. A few cable TV companies offer cable modem access and there is a single WiMAX provider, MovilMax, though the low take up of services encouraged this player to migrate subscribers to an LTE platform. The government has launched a National Fibre-Optic Backbone project, being implemented by CANTV, to provide broadband access nationally.

The ongoing economic crisis has affected the ability of subscribers to pay for services, and has resulted in declining revenue for operators, adjusted for inflation. The adoption of different floating exchange systems for essential and non-essential services has enabled operators to increase the price of telecom services dramatically though the government has made efforts to stop this response to inflation.

This report provides an overview of Venezuela’s broadband and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband forecasts to 2022.

Key developments:

CANTV launches IPTV service; CANTV makes progress with Wi-Fi rollout program; Vivo Play launches in Venezuela; AT&T acquires DirecTV’s US and Latin American operations; DTT reaches 60% population coverage; National Fibre-Optic Backbone project deployment is 70% complete; DTTV subscriber base reaches 850,000 by end-2015; report includes the regulator’s market data to September 2016, operator data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

CANTV, Inter, NetUno, SuperCable, MovilMax, Movistar, DirecTV.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Fixed broadband access market
    • 2.1 Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.2 Market analysis
    • 2.3 Government initiatives
      • 2.3.1 Laptops for schools
      • 2.3.2 National Fibre-Optic Backbone Project
    • 2.4 Broadband statistics
    • 2.5 Forecasts – fixed broadband market – 2018; 2020; 2022
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • 6. Other fixed broadband services
    • 6.1 Wi-Fi/WiMAX
    • 6.2 Satellite broadband
  • 7. Digital economy
    • 7.1 E-commerce
  • 8. Digital media
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Bundled services
    • 8.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
    • 8.4 Digital Terrestrial TV
    • 8.5 Videostreaming
    • 8.6 Communications
      • 8.6.1 IP and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Internet users, subscribers and user penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 3 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed broadband technologies – market share – 2001 - 2015
  • Table 6 – Historic - CANTV – broadband subscribers – 2000 - 2013
  • Table 7 – Internet service revenue – 2001 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Forecast broadband subscribers –– 2016; 2018; 2021
  • Table 9 – Cable broadband subscribers–– 2007 - 2015
  • Table 10 – DSL broadband subscribers–– 2007 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates – 1997 - 2009
  • Table 12 – Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Broadcasting service revenue – 2001 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Movistar pay TV subscribers – 2013 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Internet users and user penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Fixed broadband subscribers – market evolution at a glance – 2000 - 201

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Broadcasting
Digital Media
Internet
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)

Number of pages 20

Status Current

Last updated 25 Aug 2017
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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