Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Fixed broadband penetration in Venezuela is below average for Latin America, lagging behind most of the region's major markets. State-owned incumbent CANTV has a monopoly in the provision of ADSL, with which it dominates the broadband sector. The only competition comes from cable modems, wireless broadband, and satellite. As a result, broadband in Venezuela is slower and more expensive than in other Latin American countries. In fact, Venezuela's mean download speed is the 11th slowest in the world, and the second slowest in Latin America after Bolivia. Pay TV penetration is relatively high for Latin America. The market leader is satellite TV operator DirecTV, closely followed by cable TV/triple play provider Inter. For digital terrestrial television, Venezuela has adopted the ISDB-Tb standard, and the first transmissions are expected to take place in five Venezuelan cities during 2011. This report provides an overview of Venezuela's internet, broadband, and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2010, 2015 and 2020.
Last Update: 17 Mar 2011 Number of Pages: 10
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Venezuela - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Venezuela's fixed-line infrastructure continues to expand, though it has slowed down considerably due to the economic recession of 2009/10. In rural areas, substantial improvements since 2006 have made service availability relatively high for Latin America. The fixed-line market is dominated by state-owned CANTV. Competing companies in local and long-distance telephony are seeing their operations and market share steadily shrink, in an environment that is unfavourable for private enterprise. CANTV has expanded the reach of its telephone network using primarily fixed-wireless solutions. A submarine fibre-optic cable dubbed ALBA-1 between Venezuela and Cuba is due to become operational before the end of 2011. This report provides an overview of Venezuela's telecom infrastructure, together with profiles of the main fixed network operators, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and fixed-line scenario forecasts for the years 2010, 2015 and 2020.
Last Update: 17 Mar 2011 Number of Pages: 9
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Venezuela - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Venezuela's mobile penetration is about 104% and slightly above the Latin American average. The mobile industry has reached a high level of maturity but, after years of double-digit growth, it was badly hit by the economic recession of 2009/10, and the number of mobile subscribers shrank for the first time. Mobile broadband has become an attractive alternative for internet users, as well as an important source of revenue for companies faced with a near-saturated market. Venezuela is the regional leader in terms of SMS traffic, the number of text messages being more than double the number of minutes the average Venezuelan talks on a mobile phone. Smart phones have found wide acceptance in Venezuela, particularly Blackberry - so much so that Venezuela is the number one country in Latin America for Blackberry handsets. Accompanied by key market statistics and analyses, this report provides an overview of the market and a brief profile of mobile operators. The report also contains scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.
Last Update: 17 Mar 2011 Number of Pages: 12
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Venezuela - Telecom Market Trends, Key Statistics and Regulatory Overview
State-owned CANTV dominates Venezuela's fixed-line, mobile, and broadband markets. Although a number of private operators compete in all three sectors, their business has been dwindling. While Venezuela's economy contracted by 1.4% in 2010, its telecommunications industry registered a 9.3% growth, performing better than any other sector. But the expansion involved primarily CANTV, as most private companies in all but pay TV saw flat or declining results. Private telecom investment has been dampened by the country's galloping inflation, the government's nationalisation drive, a 50% currency devaluation in 2010, and foreign currency controls, among other factors. Nevertheless, some investment opportunities still exist, particularly for internet-based businesses. This report provides an overview of Venezuela's telecom sector and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data, analyses, and outlook.
Last Update: 17 Mar 2011 Number of Pages: 8
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