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Latin America Telecommunications Q1 2019

Latin America Telecommunications Q1 2019

Key View:

Although we have moved to a longer-term, 10-year forecast, our view of Latin America's telecommunications market isessentially unchanged, particularly while the timeframe for 5G adoption remains uncertain owing to a lack of spectrum and ongoingcommitments to 3G/4G. Regulation and fragmentation remain the key barriers for growth: as the region's markets are at differentstages of development, so regulators are pursuing different goals and operators using different strategies. Economic and politicalrisk can negatively affect investment even in the more robust markets: forward-looking investors are looking to upgrade existingnetworks and prepared to face low short-term returns. These are a prerequisite to be able to offer advanced services like videocontent, IoT and fintech, where investors expect to realise higher returns in the future. Telefónica tends to lead in this, with AméricaMóvil and Millicom following from a distance.

Key View
Industry Forecast
4G Migration Drives Broadband Expansion In Latin America, 5G Not Yet An Issue
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Extended Forecasts Reshape Latin America Telecoms Index
Industry Trend Analysis
Telefonica Latin America Datacentre Assets A Good Fit For Digital Realty
New Spectrum Limits Allow Acquisition Of Nextel Brazil
Regulatory Hurdles To Impede Multimedia Convergence In Argentina
Smart Home Battle Starts With Smart Speakers: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft
Agriculture & AI: Many Applications But Future Challenges
Global Company Strategy
Millicom Doubles Down On Latin America Telecoms
Telefónica: Content Driving Growth
Telecommunications Glossary
Telecommunications Methodology

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