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

Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, 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 is in the lead, followed by VTR Globalcom. Claro, in third place, has a growing market share. Competition in the broadband market is livelier in Chile than in most other Latin American markets; nevertheless, it remains weak by international standards, and is largely limited to competition across technologies (ie ADSL versus cable modem).

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 (with operator data to Q2 2012) and accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

In Chile, more fixed-line customers subscribe to telephony bundled with another service than to telephony on its own; Chile's Facebook penetration rate is the highest in Latin America and one of the highest in the world.

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 (FttH) 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 Internet users and user penetration 1996 - 2013
Table 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2013
Table 3 Fixed broadband technologies - market share 2001 - 2013
Table 4 Fixed broadband operators' market share 2001 - 2013
Table 5 Movistar broadband subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 6 VTR broadband subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 7 Claro broadband subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 8 GTD group broadband subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 9 Cable modem subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2013
Table 10 ADSL subscribers and penetration rates 2001 - 2013
Table 11 E-commerce B2C sales 2005 - 2013
Table 12 Pay TV subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2013
Table 13 Pay TV technologies market share 2006 - 2013
Table 14 Pay TV operators market share 2006 - 2013
Table 15 VTR pay TV subscribers by technology 2000 - 2013
Table 16 Cable TV subscribers and penetration rates 1995 - 2013
Table 17 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2015; 2020
Table 18 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2015; 2020
Chart 1 Fixed broadband technologies - market share at a glance 2001 - 2013
Chart 2 Fixed broadband market share at a glance 2001 - 2013
Chart 3 Pay TV technologies - market share at a glance 2006 - 2013
Chart 4 Pay TV operators' market share at a glance March 2013
Chart 5 Evolution of cable TV in Chile 2003 - 2013

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