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Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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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.

Key developments:

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.


1. Synopsis
2. Fixed broadband access market
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Fixed broadband statistics
2.1.2 Broadband market analysis
2.2 Regulatory issues
2.2.1 Network Neutrality Law
2.3 Broadband players
2.3.1 Overview
2.3.2 Movistar (Speedy)
2.3.3 VTR Banda Ancha
2.3.4 Claro
2.3.5 GTD/Telsur/Telcoy
2.4 Cable modems
2.5 Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL)
2.6 Fibre-to-the-home (FttP) networks
2.7 Wireless broadband
2.7.1 WiMAX
2.8 Media convergence
2.8.1 Overview of media convergence
2.8.2 Triple play models
2.8.3 Broadband TV (IPTV and TVoIP)
3. Digital economy
3.1 E-government
3.2 E-commerce
4. Digital media
5. Broadcasting
5.1 Pay TV overview
5.1.1 Pay TV statistics
5.2 Major pay TV players
5.2.1 VTR Globalcom
5.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica Chile)
5.2.3 Claro (América Móvil)
5.2.4 DirecTV
5.3 Cable TV
5.4 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
5.5 Digital terrestrial TV
6. Forecasts fixed broadband market 2015; 2020
6.1 Overview
6.2 Scenario 1 higher broadband growth
6.3 Scenario 2 lower broadband growth
6.4 Notes on scenario forecasts
7. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and user penetration 1996 - 2004
Table 2 Internet users and user penetration 2005 - 2014
Table 3 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2004
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2014
Table 5 Fixed broadband technologies by market share of subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 6 Fixed broadband operators' market share 2001 - 2013
Table 7 Movistar broadband subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 8 VTR broadband subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 9 Claro broadband subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 10 GTD group broadband subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 11 Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2013
Table 12 ADSL subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2013
Table 13 WiMAX subscribers and penetration rates 2009 - 2013
Table 14 E-commerce B2C sales 2005 - 2014
Table 15 Pay TV subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2013
Table 16 Pay TV technologies market share 2006 - 2013
Table 17 Pay TV operators market share 2006 - 2013
Table 18 VTR pay TV subscribers by technology 2000 - 2013
Table 19 VTR revenue 2010 - 2013
Table 20 VTR proportion of customers by bundle offering 2010 - 2013
Table 21 Historic - Cable TV subscribers and penetration rates 1995 - 2004
Table 22 Cable TV subscribers and penetration rates 1995 - 2013
Table 23 Satellite TV subscribers 1995 - 2013
Table 24 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2015; 2020
Table 25 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Internet users and user penetration 2005 2014
Chart 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2005 2014
Chart 3 Fixed broadband technologies market share at a glance 2001 - 2013
Chart 4 Fixed broadband operators' market share at a glance 2001 - 2013
Chart 5 Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2001 2013
Chart 6 ADSL subscribers and penetration rates 2001 2013
Chart 7 Pay TV subscribers and penetration 2006 2013
Chart 8 Pay TV technologies - market share at a glance 2006 - 2013
Chart 9 Evolution of cable TV in Chile 2005 - 2013

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