Argentina - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts Synopsis
Argentina's Internet penetration is twice as high as the world average and close to that found in European countries. Its broadband penetration on the other hand is less than half of Europe's, although it is - on a par with Chile's - the highest in the region. Social networking sites are extremely popular in Argentina, particularly Facebook. In fact, Argentina ranks 13th in the world in terms of Facebook penetration. ADSL is the main broadband technology, but cable modem occupies a significant place with about one-fourth of the subscriber base. The broadband market is divided fairly evenly between Telefónica de Argentina, Telecom Argentina, and Grupo Clarín. In terms of pay TV, Argentina is a world leader, with about three homes out of four subscribing to pay TV. This report provides an overview of Argentina's broadband and pay-TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.
Last Update: 14 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 17
Argentina - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts Synopsis
Argentina has one of the most solid state-of-the-art telecom infrastructures in Latin America. At 23%, fixed-line teledensity is among the highest in the region. Due to fixed-mobile substitution, however, the number of fixed lines is increasing at a rate that is barely sufficient to keep up with population growth. Two incumbents, Telefónica de Argentina and Telecom Argentina, dominate the local fixed-line market, but a large number of smaller companies - mostly cooperatives - are also operating, especially in rural areas. The long distance market is highly competitive, and VoIP is well developed. Argentina is one of the largest markets for satellite services in South America. Two national satellites are scheduled for launch, in 2012 and 2013. This report provides an overview of Argentina's telecom infrastructure, together with profiles of the main fixed network operators, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.
Last Update: 15 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 11
Argentina - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts Synopsis
Argentina is one of the most dynamic mobile markets in Latin America, with penetration rates upwards of 130%. More and more users are signing up for multiple mobile accounts; most Argentineans have prepaid plans rather than contracts, therefore owning two mobile telephones is not a lot more expensive than owning one. Some people prefer to have one phone for work and one for personal use, or else they have one phone for each mobile company to take advantage of special offers. Moreover, with the growing popularity of mobile broadband, an increasing number of users require an additional SIM card for their USB modem. Three operators, Movistar, Claro, and Telecom Personal, run a close competition for market share. Spectrum auctions are expected to take place before the end of 2011, both to reallocate Movistar's returned spectrum and to offer licences for 3G and 4G (LTE) services. Accompanied by key market statistics and analyses, this report provides an overview of the market and a brief profile of mobile operators. It also contains scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.
Last Update: 14 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 13
Argentina - Telecom Market Trends, Key Statistics and Regulatory Overview Synopsis
Argentina's telecom market grew by 18% in 2010, and sales are expected to reach more than AR$44 billion (US$10.6 billion) in 2011. As in other Latin American countries, fixed-line revenues account for a decreasing portion of total telecom revenues, while the share of mobile and data/Internet revenues continues to rise. Argentina has adopted a single licence system (Licencia Única), which telecom companies must obtain regardless of the services they wish to provide. Operators must list in their licence applications which services they wish to offer, but can at any time register for additional ones. The country's regulatory framework encourages competition and supports smaller telecom players. Both fixed and mobile Number Portability are scheduled for implementation in December 2011. This report provides an overview of Argentina's telecom sector and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data, analyses, and outlook.
Last Update: 14 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 10