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Argentina - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Argentina - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Argentina has an advanced telecom infrastructure though considerable investment is still required to update services in rural areas. To meet pent up demand for telecom services the government has embarked on a large-scale National Broadband Plan. In August 2016 the state-owned infrastructure operator ARSAT launched a ARS4.53 billion project to extend broadband services to some 1,200 rural communities. By mid-2018 this project was about 75% complete.

Although there are numerous operators licensed to provide services, there remains insufficient competition. The provision of both broadband and mobile services is dominated by a few key players, including Movistar, Telecom Argentina and Claro. The broadband sector is dominated by Movistar and Telecom Argentina. The market saw some consolidation after Telecom Argentina acquired Cablevisión, the cable broadband unit of Grupo Clarín, in January 2018. Grupo Clarín retains an interest in the mobile segment following its January 2016 acquisition of Nextel Argentina.

Mobile revenue accounts for more than two thirds of total telecom revenue, and this proportion continues to rise at the expense of fixed-line revenue.

This report provides an overview of Argentina's telecom market and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data and analyses on recent market developments.

Key developments:

Construction started on the ARBR submarine cable between Argentina and Brazil;
Fixed-number portability finally rolled out;
Telecom Argentina completes merger with Cablevisión;
Federal Fibre-Optic Network aiming to connect 2,600 localities across the country;
Argentina develops local link to the Atlantic Cable System (ACSea) in partnership with Brazil;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to March 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar (Telefónica de Argentina), Telecom Argentina, Grupo Clarín, Movistar, Claro, Telecom Personal, Nextel Argentina, DirecTV, Claro, IPLAN, IP-TEL, Fecotel, Fecosur, COTEL, Cotecal, ARSAT, INVAP.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.1.1 Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM)
5.2 Argentina Digital Act
5.3 Interconnect
5.4 Number Portability (NP)
5.5 Single licence
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Overview of operators
6.2 Telefónica de Argentina (Movistar)
6.3 Telecom Argentina
6.4 Telecom cooperatives
6.5 Telmex
6.6 IPLAN
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.2.2 Satellite networks
8. Wholesale
9. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Argentina 2018 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Argentina 2000 - 2018
Table 3 Telecom revenue by segment (ARS) 2013 - 2018
Table 4 Investment by sector (ARS) 2013 - 2018
Table 5 Telefónica de Argentina fixed lines in service 2000 2018
Table 6 Telefónica de Argentina financial data 2014 2018
Table 7 Telecom Argentina financial data 2011 - 2018
Table 8 Telecom Argentina domestic revenue by service 2011 - 2017
Table 9 Telecom Argentina fixed lines in service 2000 - 2018
Table 10 Telmex fixed-line subscribers 2013 - 2018
Table 11 Telmex fixed-line revenue 2013 - 2018
Table 12 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1996 - 2009
Table 13 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 14 International bandwidth 2005 2016
Table 15 Movistar wholesale accesses 2005 - 2017
Chart 1 Telecom revenue by segment (ARS) 2013 2018
Chart 2 Telefónica de Argentina fixed lines in service 2000 2018
Chart 3 Telefónica de Argentina financial data 2014 2018
Chart 4 Telecom Argentina domestic revenue by service 2011 2018
Chart 5 Evolution of fixed lines in Argentina 2005 2018
Exhibit 1 Map of Argentina

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