Chile - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
Chile's fixed-line teledensity remains below the South American average, despite the country's relatively high GDP per capita and the healthy investment environment. Teledensity peaked in 2001 and has since fallen, a trend which is being pushed by consumer adoption of mobile services for both voice calls and mobile broadband, which is reducing demand for fixed-line infrastructure.
The leading fixed-line operator is the incumbent Telefónica Chile, trading as Movistar. Its main competitors are VTR Globalcom (VTR), the GTD group, Entel, and Claro. VTR is the leading provider of cable TV and cable broadband, and the second largest provider of local telephony. The GTD Group operates through seven subsidiaries, including GTD Manquehue, GTD Telesat, and Telsur, which provide voice, data, and video services for residential and business customers. Entel offers fixed-line services primarily to the wholesale and corporate segments.
This report provides an overview of Chile's telecom infrastructure, as well as profiles of the key fixed network operators. It provides relevant statistics, analyses, and fixed-line scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.
Liberty Global acquires the remaining 20% stake in VTR; Chile eliminates domestic long distance charges and establishes a single nationwide calling area, effective from mid-2014; Entel fails to acquire GTD; Telsur builds 440km fibre-optic submarine cable to link southern towns; telcos' data to Q3 2014; regulator's market updates to June 2014; recent market developments.
Companies covered in this report include:
Movistar (Telefónica Chile), VTR Globalcom, the GTD group (including Telsur, GTD Manquehue, Telesat, and Telcoy), Entel Chile, and Claro Chile.