Nicaragua Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

Nicaragua Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report


Nicaragua Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report, a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Nicaragua 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 as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Total telecom and pay-TV service revenue in Nicaragua is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.7% from $674 million in 2023 to $807.6 million in 2028, fueled by revenue growth in broadband services (mobile and fixed), and pay-TV. Key drivers of mobile services revenues include smartphone adoption, and increased use of mobile data in communication and entertainment apps. Fixed broadband revenue, meanwhile, will grow at a CAGR of 5.1% over 2023-2028,driven by an uptick in subscriptions to cable and fiber Internet.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following –
  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Nicaragua.
  • 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, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom 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 services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications 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.
  • Mobile subscription penetration of the population in Nicaragua will grow during 2023-2028 period, driven by the expansion of mobile coverage in rural areas, rising smartphone adoption, preference for mobile internet subscriptions, and multi-SIM ownership.
  • Data traffic will increase during 2023-2028 period, supported by increasing popularity of streaming platforms for movies, music, games, as well as increased engagement with social media platforms.
  • Fixed voice service revenue will decline during the forecast period due to circuit-switched subscription losses and declining fixed voice ARPU.
Reasons to Buy
  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Nicaragua’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 Nicaragua’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, 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 Nicaragua’s 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 Nicaragua.

Market highlights
Key takeaways, Country Telecom Market Snapshot 2023-2028, revenue CAGR and penetration by service type, 2023 penetration in regional context
Operating Environment
Population, real GDP growth, nominal GDP, consumer price inflation, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, exchange rates
GlobalData Country Risk Index (GCRI)
Country risk analysis Nicaragua compared to Latin America and the world
Regulatory context, highlights, 5G development, spectrum update, National Inspection Plan
ESG context
Telecom services market outlook
Total telecom and pay-TV services revenue by category, 2022-2028
Mobile Services
Mobile subscription penetration and subscription by device type
Mobile subscriptions by payment type, mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2028
Data usage and traffic
Mobile ARPU by payment type and service revenue by type
Fixed Services
Fixed service penetration and subscription
Voice telephony by technology, fixed broadband lines by technology
Fixed ARPU and service revenue by service type
Pay-TV Services
Pay-TV penetration and subscription
Pay-TV ARPU by type and service revenue
Subscription market share by service area
Competitive Landscape & Company Snapshots
Product portfolios and positioning, Service offerings by service provider, 2023
Company snapshot: Claro Nicaragua
Company snapshot: Tigo Nicaragua
Baseline forecast assumptions
Data tables
Research methodology
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