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Latin America - Mobile Voice, Data and Forecasts

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile markets in Latin America.

Subjects covered include:

Mobile statistics and trends;
Mobile operators;
Government policies and regulatory issues;
Spectrum auctions;
Mobile technologies – GSM, CDMA, 3G;
Trends in the prepaid sector;
Location-based services;
Mobile satellite services;
Mobile data services – SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA 1xRTT, 1x EV-DO.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • OVERVIEW
    • Table LAC countries - mobile subscribers and penetration 10 - 2012
    • Table Latin America & Caribbean - subscribers & market share by operator - 2007 - 2008
  • ARGENTINA
    • OVERVIEW OF ARGENTINA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Argentina Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2013
        • Table Argentina Mobile operators’ market share - 1999 - 2013
        • Table Argentina Evolution of mobile ARPU in Argentina - major operators - 2010 - 2012
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum auctions
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • Long-term evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile handsets/smart phones
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Argentina Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2004 - 2013
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Argentina Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2013
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Mobile TV
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Argentina Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario -2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Argentina Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario -2015; 2020
  • BELIZE
    • OVERVIEW OF BELIZE’S MOBILE MARKET
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Belize Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2013
      • Table Belize Mobile market share by major operator - 2005 - 2011
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • Mobile banking
  • BOLIVIA
    • OVERVIEW OF BOLIVIA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Bolivia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1996 - 2012
        • Table Bolivia Market share of mobile operators - 2001 - 2012
      • Mobile technologies
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • BRAZIL
    • OVERVIEW OF BRAZIL’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Brazil World’s six largest mobile markets - 2012
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Brazil Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2013
      • Average revenue per user (ARPU)
        • Table Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil - major operators - 2009 - 2012
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Number portability (NP)
      • Mobile spectrum allocation and concession areas
        • Table Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
        • Table Brazil H-band for 3G services - lots, areas, and spectrum winners
        • Table Brazil Bands for 4G services - blocks, winners, and price/MHz/population
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Mobile generations
        • Table Brazil Mobile market share by technology - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Brazil 3G subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2013
      • Mobile handsets/smartphones
      • Femtocells
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid cards
        • Table Brazil Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2003 - 2013
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short message service (SMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Brazil Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2013
      • Table Brazil Fixed and mobile broadband market share - 2008 - 2013
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • M-banking
      • M-commerce
      • Mobile games
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Brazil Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Brazil Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
    • OVERVIEW OF MOBILE MARKETS IN THE CARIBBEAN
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Caribbean countries - Jun 2011
    • SATELLITE MOBILE
  • CHILE
    • OVERVIEW OF CHILE’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Chile Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2012
        • Table Chile Mobile ARPU in Chile - major operators - 2008 - 2011
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • 3G spectrum auctions
      • 4G spectrum auctions
      • Mobile number portability
      • Mobile towers
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Second Generation (2G) mobile
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
        • Table Chile 3G subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2012
        • Table Chile Operators’ 3G market share - 2009-2012
      • Long-term evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile handsets/smartphones
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Chile Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1999 - 2012
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short message service (SMS)
        • Table Chile SMS messages sent - 2003 - 2011
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Chile Mobile broadband connections and penetration - 2009 - 2012
      • Table Chile Share of mobile versus fixed broadband connections - 2009 - 2012
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2020
      • Overview
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Chile Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Chile Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • COLOMBIA
    • OVERVIEW OF COLOMBIA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Colombia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997-2012
        • Table Colombia Market share ofmobile operators - 2001-2012
        • Table Colombia Evolution of mobile ARPU in Colombia - major operators - 2008 - 2011
      • Spectrum regulations and auctions
      • Mobile number portability
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
        • Table Colombia 3G subscribers (mobile broadband and mobile phone access) - 2010 - 2012
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Colombia Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2005-2012
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Colombia Mobile broadband market share of operators - 2010 - 2012
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET -2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Colombia Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Colombia Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • COSTA RICA
    • OVERVIEW OF COSTA RICA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Costa Rica Mobile subscribers by technology - 2009 - 2010
        • Table Costa Rica Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum auction
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA SERVICES
      • Overview
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
  • CUBA
    • OVERVIEW OF CUBA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Cuba Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2012
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    • OVERVIEW OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC’S MOBILE PHONE MARKET
    • SPECTRUM ISSUES
    • MOBILE PHONE STATISTICS
      • Table Dominican Republic Mobile phone subscribers and penetration rate - 1996 - 2012
    • PREPAID VERSUS POSTPAID
      • Table Dominican Republic Postpaid and prepaid percentage of subscribers - 2001 - 2012
      • Table Dominican Republic Postpaid and prepaid subscribers - 2002 - 2012
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • High capacity mobile voice/data services (1xRTT)
      • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • FORECASTS
      • Forecast mobile subscribers
        • Table Dominican Republic Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Dominican Republic Forecast mobile subscribers - higher market scenario - 2011 - 2016
  • ECUADOR
    • OVERVIEW OF ECUADOR’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Ecuador Mobile subscribers by operator and technology - April 2012
        • Table Ecuador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Ecuador Evolution of mobile ARPU in Ecuador - major operators - 2008 - 2011
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Mobile licence renewals
      • SIM card registration
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Second Generation (2G) mobile
        • Table Ecuador Mobile subscribers by technology - 2001 - 2012
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
        • Table Ecuador 3G subscribers - 2008 - 2012
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Ecuador Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2002 - 2012
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Ecuador Mobile broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2012
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Ecuador Forecast mobile subscriber growth - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Ecuador Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • EL SALVADOR
    • OVERVIEW OF EL SALVADOR’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table El Salvador Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table El Salvador Mobile operators’ market share - 2003 - 2012
        • Table El Salvador Prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2002 - 2012
        • Table El Salvador Prepaid/postpaid subscribers - 2008 - 2012
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
  • GUATEMALA
    • OVERVIEW OF GUATEMALA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Guatemala Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2013
        • Table Guatemala Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) - 2003 - 2011
        • Table Guatemala Market share by mobile operator - 2000 - 2012
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Guatemala Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2002 - 2012
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • MOBILE SERVICES
      • M-payment
  • GUYANA
    • OVERVIEW OF GUYANA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Guyana Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Guyana Mobile operators’ market share - 2003 - 2012
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND MOBILE DATA SERVICES
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Satellite mobile
  • HAITI
    • OVERVIEW OF HAITI’S MOBILE MARKET
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Haiti Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2013
  • HONDURAS
    • OVERVIEW OF THE HONDURAN MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Honduras Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012; 2015
        • Table Honduras Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Honduras Mobile traffic - 2001 - 2012
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA SERVICES
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
  • JAMAICA
    • OVERVIEW
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Jamaica Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2013
      • Table Jamaica Mobile market share by operator - 2011
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS 2018
      • Table Jamaica Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2018
  • MEXICO
    • OVERVIEW OF MEXICO’S MOBILE (CELL PHONE) MARKET
      • Mobile market statistics
        • Table Mexico Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Mexico Mobile market share by major operator - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Mexico Mobile market revenue - 2001 - 2013
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Regulatory authorities
      • Spectrum auctions
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Data roaming
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Minutes of Use (MOU)
        • Table Mexico Monthly and yearly minutes of use and annual change - 2000 - 2011
      • Prepaid
        • Table Mexico Prepaid / postpaid subscribers and annual change - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Mexico Proportion of prepaid / postpaid subscribers - 2000 - 2012
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • SMS Text Messaging
        • Table Mexico SMS traffic - 2006 - 2012
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • M-payment services
      • M-banking
    • FORECASTS
      • Mobile market forecasts - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Mexico Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration lower growth scenario - 2011 - 2012; 2016
        • Table Mexico Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration higher growth scenario - 2011 - 2012; 2016
  • NICARAGUA
    • OVERVIEW OF NICARAGUA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Nicaragua Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2013
        • Table Nicaragua Mobile market share by operator - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Nicaragua Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2003 - 2011
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
      • Spectrum auctions
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • MOBILE TV
    • MOBILE HEALTH
  • PANAMA
    • OVERVIEW OF PANAMA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Panama Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Panama Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1998 - 2012
        • Table Panama 3G/HSPA subscribers - 2008 - 2016
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum auction - 2008
      • Infrastructure sharing
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile networks (UMTS)
      • HSPA+
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2010; 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Panama Forecast mobile subscriber growth - higher growth scenario - 2011; 2016
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Panama Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower growth scenario - 2011; 2016
  • PARAGUAY
    • OVERVIEW OF PARAGUAY’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Paraguay Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Paraguay Mobile operators’ market share - 2002 - 2012
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
        • Table Paraguay Mobile spectrum distribution
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Paraguay Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate - 2009 - 2012
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Paraguay Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Paraguay Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • PERU
    • OVERVIEW OF PERU’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Peru Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Peru Mobile market share by operator - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Evolution of mobile ARPU in Peru - major operators - 2007 - 2010
      • Mobile market analysis - 2012
      • Virgin Mobile - MVNO prospects
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations
        • Table Peru Bands and spectrum
      • Spectrum auctions and awards
      • Mobile licence renewals
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Second Generation (2G) mobile (GSM/CDMA/iDEN)
        • Table Peru 2G mobile technologies - subscriber distribution - 2004 - 2012
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile (UMTS)
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Peru Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2011
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Peru SMS by operator - 2004 - 2012
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table Peru MMS by operator - 2004 - 2011
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Peru Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2009 - 2012
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Peru Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Peru Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • PUERTO RICO
    • OVERVIEW OF PUERTO RICO’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Puerto Rico Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2013
        • Table Puerto Rico Postpaid and prepaid subscribers - 2001 - 2012
        • Table Puerto Rico Mobile prepaid vs postpaid market share - 2000 - 2013
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • Smartphones
    • FORECASTS -MOBILE SERVICES - 2011-2016
      • Table Puerto Rico Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2011 - 2015; 2020
      • Table Puerto Rico Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2011 - 2015; 2020
  • SURINAME
    • OVERVIEW OF SURINAME’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Suriname Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
  • URUGUAY
    • OVERVIEW OF URUGUAY’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Uruguay Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Uruguay Mobile operators’ market share - 2002 - 2012
        • Table Uruguay Evolution of mobile ARPU in Uruguay - major operators - 2008 - 2011
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview
      • Third generation mobile
      • Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Uruguay Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2005 - 2012
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Uruguay Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2008 - 2012
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Uruguay Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Uruguay Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020
  • VENEZUELA
    • OVERVIEW OF VENEZUELA’S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Venezuela Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997 - 2012
        • Table Venezuela Evolution of mobile ARPU in Venezuela - major operators - 2008 - 2011
      • Spectrum auction
      • Mobile market analysis
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • CDMA
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • Long-term evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile handsets/smart phones
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Venezuela Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1997 - 2012
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Venezuela SMS messages sent - 2002 - 2012
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Venezuela Mobile broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2012
    • MOBILE SATELLITE
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2020
      • higher mobile market growth
        • Table Venezuela Forecast mobile subscribers - higher growth scenario - 2015; 2020
      • lower mobile market growth
        • Table Venezuela Forecast mobile subscribers - lower growth scenario - 2015; 2020

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