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2008 Latin America - Internet Broadband and Convergence Statistics (tables only)


Attention: There is an updated edition available for this report.

This report provides 180 statistical tables relating to Internet and broadband markets of 26 Latin American countries, and is extracted from the full annual market reports.


Internet

Internet user penetration in Central America and the Caribbean stands at roughly 18%, only just over a quarter of what it is in the USA and Canada. In South America, about 25% of the population uses the Internet. Challenges to Internet growth include poor fixed-line infrastructure, low PC penetration, and widespread poverty. On the positive side, the broadband market has been growing steadily in most countries, and there is considerable room for expansion. Although the situation varies considerably from country to country, the region as a whole is a fertile ground for broadband investment. WiMAX and triple play are becoming increasingly popular.

Broadband

At the end of 2007, broadband subscribers in Latin America had grown to 19.4 million, a huge increase compared with 2.7 million in 2003. Nevertheless, in terms of penetration rate, the number of broadband lines per 100 inhabitants was only 3.4, considerably less than the world’s estimated 5.9 lines.

The poor uptake of broadband in the region can be attributed to several factors, the main one being the high prices charged by providers, which in many countries have a virtual monopoly in their areas of operation. Other factors include low PC penetration, insufficient fixed-line infrastructure, highly unequal income distribution, a lack of economies of scale, and regulatory hurdles.

Convergence

Convergence offers promising prospects in Latin America, a continent with about 570 million people, a soaring broadband sector, low teledensity, relatively high TV penetration, and a growing VoIP market. VoIP has gained huge popularity in most countries throughout the region since it dramatically cuts the costs of long-distance calling. It has been combined with broadband services by a number of operators but, in a few markets, especially those that are not privatised and/or liberalised, governments have regulated VoIP or prohibited it altogether in an attempt to protect the incumbent.

This report provides 180 statistical tables relating to Internet and broadband markets of 26 Latin American countries, and is extracted from the full annual market reports. For a full description, commentary, analysis and forecasting, see the original reports.

Notes on scenario forecasts

  • Throughout the report, BuddeComm provides a number of scenario forecasts. The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology:
  • This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.
  • The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.
  • All statistics for GDP, revenue, etc are shown in US$, in order to maintain consistency within and between markets. At the same time we acknowledge that this can introduce some irregularities.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • Regional overview
    • Table Internet users, growth and penetration worldwide by region - 2000; 2007
    • Table Latin America - Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - top 12 Internet countries ranked by users - 2007
    • Table Latin America - top 12 Internet countries ranked by user penetration - 2007
    • Table Latin America - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - broadband subscribers & penetration - major countries - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - broadband subscriber ratios by technology - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - broadband subscriber ratios by technology - major countries - 2007
    • Table Latin America - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - cable modem lines and penetration - major countries - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - DSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - DSL subscribers and penetration - major countries - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - cable TV subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Latin America - cable TV subscribers and penetration - major countries - 2006 - 2007
  • Argentina
    • Table Argentina - Internet and broadband key statistics - September 2007
    • Table Argentina - Internet users and user penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - residential dial-up subscribers, free ISP customers - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - paid dial-up, free dial-up and broadband share - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - residential broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - corporate broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - broadband market share by technology - 2005 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - broadband market share by operator - September 2007
    • Table Argentina - Speedy and Arnet ADSL subscribers - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Argentina - forecast broadband subscribers - 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table Argentina - cable TV subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Argentina - pay TV subscribers and operators' market share - 2006
  • Belize
    • Table Belize - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
    • Table Belize - Internet users and user penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table Belize - BTL high-speed Internet subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2007
  • Bolivia
    • Table Bolivia - Internet and broadband key statistics - June 2006
    • Table Bolivia - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Bolivia - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2006
    • Table Bolivia - cable TV subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2006
  • Brazil
    • Table Brazil - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
    • Table Brazil - Internet users and penetration - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - active Internet users with own computer - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - broadband market share by technology - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - ADSL subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - ADSL operators' market share - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - ADSL subscribers by major ADSL operator - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - Net Virtua subscribers - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - forecast broadband growth - 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table Brazil - pay TV concessions - 2007
    • Table Brazil - pay TV subscriber ratio by technology - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - pay TV subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - cable TV subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - DTH subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - MMDS subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - major pay TV companies market share - 1998; 2003 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - Net Serviços pay TV subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Brazil - TVA pay TV and broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2007
  • Caribbean Small Island Nations
    • Table Caribbean countries - Internet users and penetration - 2007
  • Chile
    • Table Chile - Internet and broadband key statistics - June 2007
    • Table Chile - Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Chile - dial-up subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Chile - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Chile - ISP market share - June 2007
    • Table Chile - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Chile - broadband subscriber ratios by technology - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Chile - ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Chile - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Chile - cable modem subscribers by major operator - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Chile - broadband market share by major operator - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Chile - forecast broadband subscribers - 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table Chile - cable TV subscribers - 1995 - 2007
    • Table Chile - pay TV subscribers by operator and market share - September 2007
    • Table Chile - VTR cable TV subscribers by technology - 2000 - 2007
  • Colombia
    • Table Colombia - Internet and broadband key statistics - June 2007
    • Table Colombia - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 1997 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - broadband market share by technology - 2003 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - WiMAX subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - forecast broadband growth - 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table Colombia - cable TV subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - major cable TV providers' market share - 2005 - 2007
    • Table Colombia - satellite TV subscribers by operator - 2000 - 2007
  • Costa Rica
    • Table Costa Rica - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
    • Table Costa Rica - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table Costa Rica - dial-up subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Costa Rica - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2006
    • Table Costa Rica - broadband market share by technology - 2003 - 2006
    • Table Costa Rica - subscribers and penetration by technology - 2000 - 2006
  • Cuba
    • Table Cuba - Internet provider statistics - 2007
    • Table Cuba - Internet users and penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table Cuba - personal computers and penetration - 2002 - 2007
  • Dominican Republic
    • Table Dominican Republic - Internet key statistics - 2007
    • Table Dominican Republic - Internet users - 1998 - 2007
    • Table Dominican Republic - Internet subscribers and household penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table Dominican Republic - DSL residential and corporate subscribers - 2004 - 2007
  • Ecuador
    • Table Ecuador - Internet and broadband key statistics - September 2007
    • Table Ecuador - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Ecuador - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Ecuador - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Ecuador - pay TV subscribers by technology - 2004 - 2007
  • El Salvador
    • Table El Salvador - Internet and broadband key statistics - June 2007
    • Table El Salvador - Internet users and penetration - 1996 - 2006
    • Table El Salvador - ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2007
    • Table El Salvador - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2003 - 2007
  • Guatemala
    • Table Guatemala - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
    • Table Guatemala - Internet users and penetration - 1997 - 2006
  • Guyana
    • Table Guyana - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
    • Table Guyana - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2006
  • Haiti
    • Table Haiti - Internet key statistics - 2007
    • Table Haiti - Internet users, subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2007
  • Honduras
    • Table Honduras - Internet users, subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Honduras - pay TV subscribers - 2002 - 2006
  • Jamaica
    • Table Jamaica - Internet key statistics - 2007
    • Table Jamaica - Internet users and user penetration - 1996 - 2007
    • Table Jamaica - market share by connection - 2006
  • Mexico
    • Table Mexico - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
    • Table Mexico - Internet users and penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - number of PCs with Internet access - 2005 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - location and frequency of Internet access - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - Internet subscribers by access technology - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - percentage of Internet usage by access technology - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - broadband subscriber lines by operator - 2002 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - Cablemás broadband monthly ARPU and churn - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - forecast broadband subscribers - 2008; 2013; 2018
    • Table Mexico - cable VoIP subscribers of major providers - 2006 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - pay TV subscribers by technology and penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - pay TV subscribers by operator - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Mexico - Cablemás CATV monthly ARPU and churn - 2006 - 2007
  • Nicaragua
    • Table Nicaragua - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
    • Table Nicaragua - Internet users, subscribers and penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Nicaragua - Internet market share by technology - 2000 - 2006
    • Table Nicaragua - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2006
  • Panama
    • Table Panama - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
    • Table Panama - Internet users and user penetration - 1996 - 2006
    • Table Panama - dial-up subscribers, per capita and household penetration - 1998 - 2006
    • Table Panama - broadband subscribers, per capita and HH penetration - 1998 - 2006
    • Table Panama - broadband subscriber ratios by technology - 2000 - 2006
    • Table Panama - C&WP ADSL subscribers - 2004 - 2007
  • Paraguay
    • Table Paraguay - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2006
    • Table Paraguay - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Paraguay - dial-up subscribers - 2002 - 2006
    • Table Paraguay - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2006
    • Table Paraguay - broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2002 - 2006
  • Peru
    • Table Peru - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
    • Table Peru - Internet users and penetration, dial-up subscribers - 1997 - 2007
    • Table Peru - narrowband plus broadband subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table Peru - narrowband vs broadband access - 1999 - 2007
    • Table Peru - Public phones - 2000 - 2005
    • Table Peru - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Peru - broadband subscriber ratios by technology - 1999 - 2006
    • Table Peru - broadband subscribers by access - 2000 - 2006
    • Table Peru - TdP broadband subscribers - 2003 - 2007
    • Table Peru - forecast broadband growth - 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table Peru - cable TV subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table Peru - subscribers by major operators - 2002 - 2007
  • Puerto Rico
    • Table Puerto Rico - Internet and broadband key statistics - 2007
    • Table Puerto Rico - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2007
    • Table Puerto Rico - broadband lines - 2002 - 2006
    • Table Puerto Rico - PRTC DSL lines - 2002 - 2006
    • Table Puerto Rico - TV subscribers by access - 2001 - 2005
  • Suriname
    • Table Suriname - Internet and broadband statistics - 2006
    • Table Suriname - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2006
    • Table Suriname - dial-up subscribers - 2000 - 2006
    • Table Suriname - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2006
    • Table Suriname - broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2002 - 2006
  • Uruguay
    • Table Uruguay - Internet and broadband key statistics - June 2007
    • Table Uruguay - Internet users and user penetration - 1999 - 2007
    • Table Uruguay - broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2005 - 2007
    • Table Uruguay - Anteldata ADSL subscribers - 2003 - 2006
    • Table Uruguay - pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 2001 - 2007
  • Venezuela
    • Table Venezuela - Internet and broadband key statistics - September 2007
    • Table Venezuela - Internet users and user penetration - 1998 - 2007
    • Table Venezuela - dial-up subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Venezuela - dial-up vs broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Venezuela - telecentres / cybercafés - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Venezuela - broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2007
    • Table Venezuela - CANTV ADSL subscribers - 2001 - 2007
    • Table Venezuela - forecast broadband subscribers - 2007; 2012; 2017
    • Table Venezuela - pay TV subscribers and penetration rates - 1997 - 2007

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