Latin America - Convergence Broadband & Internet Market
Internet user penetration in Central America and the Caribbean stands at roughly 18%, only just over a quarter of what it is in the USA and Canada. In South America, about 25% of the population uses the Internet. Challenges to Internet growth include poor fixed-line infrastructure, low PC penetration, and widespread poverty. On the positive side, the broadband market has been growing steadily in most countries, and there is considerable room for expansion. Although the situation varies considerably from country to country, the region as a whole is a fertile ground for broadband investment. WiMAX and triple play are becoming increasingly popular. This report provides an overview of the region's Internet, broadband, and broadcasting market, accompanied by relevant statistics and analyses.
Last Update: 7 Apr 2008 Number of Pages: 19
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Latin America - Major Fixed-Line Operators
Latin America's largest fixed line operator, in terms of lines in service, is Telmex, founded and controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. In terms of revenue, Brazil's Oi (Telemar) is in the lead, having overtaken Telmex in 2007. A merger between Oi and Brazil Telecom is in the pipeline, the Brazilian government being favourably disposed towards such a union as a way of creating a strong national player able to compete with regional giants América Móvil and Telefónica. Telemar occupies the second place in Latin America for fixed-lines in service, while Brazil Telecom occupies the fourth place. Together, they would have uncontested leadership of Latin America. This report provides brief profiles of the region's major fixed-line operators, accompanied by relevant statistics and analyses.
Last Update: 5 Apr 2008 Number of Pages: 10
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Latin America - Mobile Market - Overview & Statistics
Mobile penetration in Latin America and the Caribbean was over 66% in early 2008, well above the world average, which was around 46%. With 375 million people owning a mobile phone in early 2008, Latin America and the Caribbean holds approximately 12% of the world's 3.04 billion mobile subscribers. There are, however, vast differences in cell phone development throughout the region. Latin American companies have been rolling out the region's first 3G networks. A 3G mobile auction in Brazil proved a huge success. By early 2008, all the mobile operators in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay were offering 3G services. 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.
Last Update: 29 Apr 2008 Number of Pages: 19
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Latin America - Telecom Market Regulatory Overview & Infrastructure
Most telecom markets in Latin America have been both privatised and liberalised. Privatisation, however, has met with considerable opposition in a number of countries. While private investment has contributed to rapid growth in the non-basic services, such as mobile and long distance telephony, fixed lines have virtually ceased to grow, despite a low 18% teledensity. Countries with poor infrastructure have leapfrogged into new applications such as VoIP and WiMAX. But telecoms laws lag behind technological advances, leaving numerous grey areas that have resulted in acrimonious legal battles among companies, regulators, and governments. This report provides an overview of the region's telecom sector and regulatory environment, accompanied by relevant statistics and analyses.
Last Update: 6 Apr 2008 Number of Pages: 16
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