Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
The high level of broadband penetration in Chile compared with other Latin American countries can be attributed to the country's relatively high GDP and its receptivity towards new technologies. Broadband plans on offer in Chile are among the fastest and least expensive in Latin America. In terms of both broadband penetration and broadband speed, Chile ranks second in South and Central America after Uruguay.
Several operators provide broadband access. Movistar remains the market leader, followed by VTR Globalcom while the third-placed operator Claro has a growing market share. There is more intense competition in the broadband market in Chile than in most other Latin American markets, though broadband penetration remains low by international standards, and competition is largely cross-platform.
Chile's pay television market is one of the most mature in the region, with penetration ranking third in South America after Argentina and Uruguay. More than four Chilean household out of ten subscribes to pay TV services.
This report provides an overview of Chile's internet, broadband, and pay-TV markets, including brief profiles of the main players and accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.
Growing customer use of bundled services; Liberty Global creates separate Latin America unit for Chilean and Puerto Rican operations; Facebook penetration rate the highest in Latin America; Entel to invest US$2.2 billon in network upgrades to 2015; report includes telcos' operating data to Q3 2013; regulator's June 2013 market update; market developments to early 2014.
Companies covered in this report include:
Movistar, VTR, Claro, Telsur, Telcoy, GTD Manquehue, GTD Internet, Entel, DirecTV, CTR, CMET/Cable Central, Mundo Pacifico, and TuVes HD.