Costa Rica Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

Costa Rica Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report


Costa Rica Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report, a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Costa Rica today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2028. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

In terms of local currency, the total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Costa Rica will increase at a mere CAGR of 0.3%, primarily driven by revenue growth in mobile data and fixed broadband segments. However, in terms of US dollar, revenue will decline during 2023-2028. Mobile data revenue will increase at a five-year CAGR of 5.2%. This growth will be driven by increasing mobile internet subscriptions, growing mobile broadband subscriber base, projected growth in 5G connections and increasing mobile data ARPU over the forecast period. Fixed broadband revenue will grow during 2023-2028 period, supported by growth in fiber-optic broadband services and ongoing fixed broadband network investments from operators and government-backed initiatives like the PNDT plan. Pay-TV service revenue will decline during 2023-2028, due to decline in cable TV and DTH subscriptions and falling aggregate pay-TV ARPU.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following -
  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Costa Rica.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, DTT migration, IoT regulations, etc.
  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data, and pay-TV markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom and pay-TV services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.
  • In terms of local currency, the overall telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Costa Rica will incline at a CAGR of 0.3% over the forecast period 2023-2028. However, in terms of US dollar, revenue will decline during 2023-2028.
  • Mobile data service revenues will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% over 2023-2028, driven by increasing mobile internet subscriptions, growing mobile broadband subscriber base, continued rise in 4G subscriptions, projected growth in 5G connections, and increasing data ARPU over the forecast period.
  • The top two operators, Liberty Costa Rica and ICE (Kolbi), will account for 78.7% of total mobile subscriptions in 2023
Reasons to Buy
  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of the Costa Rica's telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the Costa Rica mobile communications, fixed telephony and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in the Costa Rica telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in the Costa Rica.

Market highlights
Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2023 service penetration
Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context
Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates
Regulatory context
Regulatory highlights, national telecommunications development plan 2022-2027, national frequency allocation plan, spectrum updates
Telecom market outlook
Total telecom and pay-TV services revenue by category, 2022-2028
Evolution of total telecom and pay-TV services revenue, 2022-2028
Mobile services market
Mobile service penetration and subscription trends
Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2022-2028
Total mobile subscriptions, 2022-2028
Device adoption trends
Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2022-2028
Handset subscriptions by type, 2022-2028
Payment types and technology trends
Mobile subscriptions by payment type
Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2028
Churn and usage trends
Churn, voice usage, data usage
Market share trends
Subscription market shares, 2023
Fixed services market
Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2022-2028
Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2022-2028
Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
Voice telephony lines by technology, 2022-2028
Broadband lines by technology, 2022-2028
Market share trends
Fixed voice telephony access line market shares, 2023
Fixed broadband access lines market shares, 2023
Fixed service revenue trends
Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2022-2028
Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2022-2028
Pay-TV services market
Penetration and subscription trends
TV and pay-TV household penetration, 2022-2028
Total pay-TV subscriptions by type, 2022-2028
Market share trends
Total pay TV subscription market shares, 2023
Service revenue trends
Total pay-TV service revenue, 2022-2028
Pay-TV services ARPU by type, 2022-2028
Competitive landscape and company snapshots
Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview
Company snapshot (ICE ( Kölbi ), Claro Costa Rica, Tigo Costa Rica, Liberty (Movistar Costa RIca ))
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