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2008 Latin America - Telecommunications Market

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the regulatory background and fixed-line markets in Latin America. Subjects covered include:

  • Key statistics for all telecom sectors;
  • Telecom market overview and analysis;
  • Government policies, regulatory issues, and recent developments;
  • Fixed-line statistics and trends;
  • National telecom networks;
  • International infrastructure, submarine cables, and satellite connectivity;
  • Infrastructure developments;
Brief overviews on all of the major fixed-line telecom operators in each Latin American country.


This Latin American market report takes an overall look at the various telecoms markets of Latin America. In particular, it covers the regulatory developments and fixed-line segments in each of the following economies: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the smaller Caribbean countries. The region’s major markets include:

Argentina

Compared with the rest of South America, Argentina’s telecom infrastructure is one of the most advanced. Fixed-line teledensity is over 22% and growing, while in neighbouring Brazil and Chile, teledensity is under 21% and declining. There are, however, marked discrepancies between urban and rural areas, ranging from 40% teledensity in Buenos Aires, to less than 8% in a couple of regions.

VoIP is a growing market in Argentina, and is offered by a large number of companies, including the incumbent telcos. WLL solutions using CDMA 450 are being adopted in a few remote areas. Despite liberalisation, real competition has yet to develop in the local telephony sector, but the long distance market is highly competitive.

Brazil

With about one third of the region’s population, Brazil is Latin America’s largest telecoms market. The sector has been fully liberalised since 2006, and there are no restrictions on foreign telecoms capital, except for cable TV. The country is a leading investment destination for international operators and suppliers, given its size and potential to develop into a top world market. Competition is encouraged by the Brazilian government, and will be further stimulated by the introduction of number portability in March 2009.

Three regional incumbents (Telesp, Oi, and Brasil Telecom) dominate 87% of Brazil’s fixed lines in service, but their market share is being slowly eroded. GVT has emerged as one of the most successful fixed-line competitors, using hybrid fixed-line/fixed-wireless technology, and offering VoIP services over one of Latin America’s first Next Generation Networks. An ever-increasing number of companies offer services, though a drive towards consolidation pervades all sectors of the Brazilian telecom market. A merger between regional incumbents Oi and Brasil Telecom has been on the cards for some time.

Chile The Chilean telecom market is one of the most dynamic and promising in Latin America. The fastest growing sectors are mobile telephony and broadband. The fixed-line sector however remains flat, mostly due to fixed-mobile substitution. The local telephony market is served by 13 operating companies, with incumbent Telefónica Chile holding 67% of all lines in service. Cable TV operator and triple player VTR GlobalCom is the number two local telephony provider, with a 16% share. The long-distance sector is one of the most competitive in Latin America, despite ongoing consolidation.

Chile’s telephone system is based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities and fibre optic networks. Telefónica Chile operates the largest fibre optic network in the country, with digital satellite and microwave links. Entel operates a nationwide trunk network using a microwave system and an NGN-IP platform. Telmex Chile has upgraded its fibre optic infrastructure with IP/MPLS and NGN technology.

Colombia

Teledensity in Colombia is slightly lower than average for Latin America, and has been decreasing since 2003, with customers opting for alternative technologies and mobility in preference to traditional telephony. Colombia has around 30 local telephone providers, partly private, and partly owned by the municipality where they operate. Most of the customer base, however, is served by three companies: Telefónica Telecom (previously Colombia Telecom), Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá (ETB), and UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones.

Competition in the telecoms market received a boost in 2007, thanks to a resolution that opened up the long-distance market, as well as a Convergence Decree that set the stage for a single concession licence. Consumer rights regulations were also passed in 2007, based on the most frequent grievances of telecom subscribers.

Mexico

Mexico’s fixed-line teledensity is around 19%, about average for Latin America. However, growth in fixed lines has been steadily declining for the past eight years, from 13% in 2000 to negligible growth in 2007. Estimates indicate that teledensity remained stagnant during 2007. In addition, there are significant disparities between urban and rural areas, ranging from 43% teledensity in the Federal District to 6% in the state of Chiapas.

Despite liberalisation, Telmex still dominates the fixed-line market with around 90% of lines. However, competitors such as Maxcom and Axtel are slowly gaining market share in access lines, and Telmex is being compelled to enter interconnection agreements with would-be competitors. In addition, VoIP is rapidly gaining popularity although regulatory restrictions have hampered its full potential. Statements by the Calderon government in November 2007 and the commencement that month of a CFC investigation into the fixed, cellular and broadband sectors, offer some hope that Mexican telco markets will become more open to competition in the near future.

Peru

Peru’s teledensity is among the lowest in Latin America, underdeveloped even taking into account the country’s low GDP per capita. The telecom infrastructure reflects the country’s poverty map, with most of the fixed lines concentrated in Lima. The government aims to bridge the digital divide through rural projects sponsored by FITEL, a fund that finances rural operators under the rule of less-bid subsidy. Competition is strongly encouraged, and a single telecoms concession regime was adopted in January 2007, facilitating the process of licensing and convergence. Mobile Number Portability has been made compulsory for all operators from 2010.

Despite liberalisation, Peru’s local fixed-line market is still dominated by the incumbent Telefónica del Perú. Movistar, also owned by Telefónica, occupies the number two position in basic telephony with its fixed wireless service. As a result, Telefónica controls around 98% of Peru’s local fixed-line market. Long-distance telephony, on the other hand, is very competitive, stimulated by a multicarrier system. Although teledensity is gradually increasing, many rural municipalities still have no telephone facilities. The government is aiming to increase fixed-line teledensity from 9% to 12% by 2011.

Venezuela

Venezuela’s fixed-line teledensity is only about average for Latin America - a poor performance based on the country’s GDP per capita, which is one of the region’s highest. In 2007, however, Venezuela’s fixed-lines in service grew at a faster rate than those of most other Latin American countries, as its renationalised incumbent CANTV rolled out lines in underserviced areas while cutting interconnection charges and call fees. The Venezuelan government gained control of CANTV in May 2007 with an 86.2% stake, which comprised: 6.6% that it already owned; 28.5% that it purchased from Verizon; and 51.1% that it purchased through concurrent share offers on the New York and Caracas stock exchanges.

Besides CANTV, another four telcos offer basic telephony using fixed-wireless or cable TV networks, and another nine offer international long-distance telephony. VoIP, as a cheap option for long-distance calling, has gained a strong foothold in Venezuela.

For those needing high-level strategic information and objective analysis on the regulatory developments and fixed-line markets in Latin America, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:

  • Government policies affecting the telecom industry;
  • Amendments to the telecom laws and regulations in the various countries;
  • Privatisation and liberalisation issues;
  • Alternative technologies such as VoIP and WLL.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

1. Overview of Telecommunications Market in Latin America
1.1 Key highlights - 2007 - 2008
1.2 Telecom market overview
1.3 Regulatory environment
1.3.1 Privatisation
1.3.2 Liberalisation
1.3.3 Renationalisation
1.4 Infrastructure
1.4.1 VoIP
1.5 Major telecom players
2. Argentina
2.1 Overview of Argentina’s telecom market
2.2 Telecom network operators in Argentina
2.2.1 Overview of operators
2.2.2 Telefónica de Argentina (TASA)
2.2.3 Telecom Argentina
2.2.4 Telmex Argentina
2.2.5 Comsat Argentina
2.2.6 IPLAN
2.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
2.3.1 National telecom networks
2.3.2 International infrastructure
2.3.3 Infrastructure developments
2.4 Forecasts
2.4.1 Overview
2.4.2 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2017
3. Belize
3.1 Overview of Belize’s telecom market
3.2 Telecom network operators in Belize
3.2.1 Overview of operators
3.2.2 Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL)
3.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
3.3.1 National telecom networks
3.3.2 Infrastructure developments
3.3.3 International infrastructure
4. Bolivia
4.1 Overview of Bolivia’s telecom market
4.2 Telecom network operators in Bolivia
4.2.1 Overview of operators
4.2.2 Entel
4.2.3 Cooperatives
4.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
4.3.1 National telecom networks
4.3.2 International infrastructure
4.3.3 Infrastructure developments
5. Brazil
5.1 Overview of Brazil’s telecom market
5.2 Telecom network operators in Brazil
5.2.1 Overview of fixed network market
5.2.2 Oi (Telemar)
5.2.3 Brasil Telecom
5.2.4 Telesp
5.2.5 Embratel
5.2.6 GVT
5.2.7 Intelig Telecom
5.2.8 CTBC Telecom
5.2.9 Sercomtel
5.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
5.3.1 National telecom networks
5.3.2 International infrastructure
5.3.3 Infrastructure developments
5.4 Forecasts
5.4.1 Overview
5.4.2 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2017
6. Caribbean Countries
6.1 Overview of the Caribbean countries telecom market
6.2 Major telecom operators in the Caribbean
6.2.1 Cable & Wireless
6.2.2 Digicel
6.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
6.3.1 Fixed-line teledensity
6.3.2 Submarine cable systems
7. Chile
7.1 Overview of Chile’s telecom market
7.2 Telecom network operators in Chile
7.2.1 Overview of operators
7.2.2 Telefónica Chile
7.2.3 Entel Chile
7.2.4 VTR Globalcom
7.2.5 Telefónica del Sur (Telsur)
7.2.6 Telmex Chile
7.2.7 GTD Manquehue
7.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.3.1 National telecom networks
7.3.2 International infrastructure
7.3.3 Infrastructure developments
7.4 Forecasts
7.4.1 Overview
7.4.2 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2017
8. Colombia
8.1 Overview of Colombia’s telecom market
8.2 Telecom network operators in Colombia
8.2.1 Overview of operators
8.2.2 Telefónica Telecom (previously Colombia Telecom)
8.2.3 ETB
8.2.4 UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones
8.2.5 Emcali
8.2.6 Telmex Colombia
8.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
8.3.1 National telecom networks
8.3.2 International infrastructure
8.3.3 Infrastructure developments
8.4 Forecasts
8.4.1 Forecasts - fixed-line services to 2017
9. Costa Rica
9.1 Overview of Costa Rica’s telecom market
9.2 Telecom network operators in Costa Rica
9.2.1 ICE
9.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
9.3.1 National telecom networks
9.3.2 International infrastructure
9.3.3 Infrastructure developments
10. Cuba
10.1 Overview of Cuba’s telecom market
10.2 Fixed network operator in Cuba
10.2.1 Empresa de Telecomunicaciones del Cuba SA (Etecsa)
10.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.3.1 National telecom network
10.3.2 International infrastructure
11. Dominican Republic
11.1 Overview of the Dominican Republic’s telecom market
11.2 Fixed network operators in the Dominican Republic
11.2.1 Overview of operators
11.2.2 Codetel (formerly Verizon Dominicana)
11.2.3 Tricom
11.2.4 Trilogy Dominicana (formerly Centennial dominicana)
11.2.5 Turitel SA
11.2.6 Economitel
11.2.7 Dgtec
11.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
11.3.1 National telecom network
11.3.2 International infrastructure
11.3.3 Infrastructure developments
11.4 Forecasts
11.4.1 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2018
12. Ecuador
12.1 Overview of Ecuador’s telecom market
12.2 Telecom network operators in Ecuador
12.2.1 Overview of operators
12.2.2 Andinatel
12.2.3 Pacifictel
12.2.4 Etapa
12.2.5 Linkotel
12.2.6 Setel
12.2.7 Ecutel
12.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
12.3.1 National telecom networks
12.3.2 International infrastructure
12.3.3 Infrastructure developments
13. El Salvador
13.1 Overview of El Salvador’s telecom market
13.2 Telecom network operators in El Salvador
13.2.1 Overview of operators
13.2.2 CTE Telecom (América Móvil)
13.2.3 Telefónica
13.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
13.3.1 National telecom networks
13.3.2 International infrastructure
13.3.3 Infrastructure developments
14. Guatemala
14.1 Overview of Guatemala’s telecom market
14.2 Telecom network operators in Guatemala
14.2.1 Overview of operators
14.2.2 Telgua (América Móvil)
14.2.3 TEM Guatemala (Telefónica)
14.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
14.3.1 National telecom networks
14.3.2 International infrastructure
14.3.3 Infrastructure developments
15. Guyana
15.1 Overview of Guyana’s telecom market
15.2 Telecom network operator in Guyana
15.2.1 Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T)
15.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
15.3.1 National telecom networks
15.3.2 International
16. Haiti
16.1 Overview of Haiti’s telecom market
16.2 Major fixed network operators in Haiti
16.2.1 Telecommunications D’Haiti (Teleco)
16.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
16.3.1 National telecom network
16.3.2 International infrastructure
17. Honduras
17.1 Overview of Honduran telecom market
17.2 Telecom network operators in Honduras
17.2.1 Hondutel
17.2.2 Multifon
17.2.3 Tele+ (Comunitel)
17.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
17.3.1 National telecom networks
17.3.2 International infrastructure
17.3.3 Infrastructure developments
18. Jamaica
18.1 Overview of Jamaica’s telecom market
18.2 Fixed network operators in Jamaica
18.2.1 Overview
18.2.2 Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ)
18.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
18.3.1 National telecom network
18.3.2 International infrastructure
18.3.3 Infrastructure developments
19. Mexico
19.1 Overview of Mexico’s telecom market
19.1.1 Market analysis - 2007
19.2 Fixed network operators in Mexico
19.2.1 Overview of operators
19.2.2 Teléfonos de México (Telmex)
19.2.3 Alestra
19.2.4 Axtel
19.2.5 Maxcom
19.2.6 Marcatel
19.2.7 Iusatel
19.2.8 Protel
19.2.9 Megacable
19.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
19.3.1 National telecom networks
19.3.2 International infrastructure
19.3.3 Infrastructure developments
19.4 Forecasts
19.4.1 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2018
20. Nicaragua
20.1 Overview of Nicaragua’s telecom market
20.2 Telecom network operators in Nicaragua
20.2.1 Enitel
20.2.2 Movistar (Telefónica)
20.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
20.3.1 National telecom networks
20.3.2 International infrastructure
20.3.3 Infrastructure developments
21. Panama
21.1 Overview of Panama’s telecom market
21.2 Telecom network operators in Panama
21.2.1 Cable & Wireless Panamá
21.2.2 Telecarrier
21.2.3 Galaxy Communications Corp (ClaroCOM)
21.2.4 Advanced Communication Network
21.2.5 Optynex Telecom
21.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
21.3.1 National telecom networks
21.3.2 International infrastructure
21.3.3 Infrastructure developments
21.4 Forecasts
21.4.1 Fixed-line market to 2017
22. Paraguay
22.1 Overview of Paraguay’s telecom market
22.2 Telecom network operator in Paraguay
22.2.1 Copaco
22.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
22.3.1 National telecom networks
22.3.2 International infrastructure
22.3.3 Infrastructure developments
23. Peru
23.1 Overview of Peru’s telecom market
23.1.1 Milestones
23.2 Telecom network operators in Peru
23.2.1 Overview of operators
23.2.2 Telefónica del Perú
23.2.3 Movistar Perú
23.2.4 Telmex Perú
23.2.5 Americatel Perú
23.2.6 Gilat To Home Perú
23.2.7 IDT Perú
23.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
23.3.1 National telecom networks
23.3.2 International infrastructure
23.3.3 Infrastructure developments
23.4 Forecasts
23.4.1 Forecasts - fixed-line services to 2017
24. Puerto Rico
24.1 Overview of Puerto Rico’s telecom market
24.2 Fixed network operators in Puerto Rico
24.2.1 Overview of operators
24.2.2 Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC/TELPRI)
24.2.3 Centennial de Puerto Rico (CPR)
24.2.4 Telefónica Larga Distancia de Puerto Rico (TLD)
24.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
24.3.1 National telecom networks
24.3.2 International infrastructure
24.3.3 Infrastructure developments
24.4 Forecasts
24.4.1 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2018
25. Suriname
25.1 Overview of Suriname’s telecom market
25.2 Telecom network operator in Suriname
25.2.1 Telesur
25.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
25.3.1 National telecom network
25.3.2 International infrastructure
25.3.3 Infrastructure developments
26. Uruguay
26.1 Overview of Uruguay’s telecom market
26.2 Telecom network operators in Uruguay
26.2.1 Overview of operators
26.2.2 Antel
26.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
26.3.1 National telecom networks
26.3.2 International infrastructure
27. Venezuela
27.1 Overview of Venezuela’s telecom market
27.2 Telecom network operators in Venezuela
27.2.1 Overview of operators
27.2.2 CANTV
27.2.3 Movistar (Telefónica)
27.2.4 Digitel
27.2.5 NetUno (previously Veninfotel)
27.2.6 New Global Telecom Venezuela (NGTV)
27.2.7 Telecom Venezuela (formerly CVG Telecom)
27.3 Telecommunications infrastructure
27.3.1 National telecom network
27.3.2 International infrastructure
27.3.3 Infrastructure developments
27.4 Forecasts
27.4.1 Overview
27.4.2 Forecasts - fixed-line market to 2017
28. Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Tables and Exhibits
Table 1 - Top 10 Latin American countries: fixed lines, annual change and teledensity - 2004 - 2005
Table 2 - Top ten fixed-line operators by revenue - 2007
Table 3 - Top ten fixed-line operators by lines in service - 2006 - 2007
Table 4 - Argentina telephone network statistics - October 2007
Table 5 - TASA fixed lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
Table 6 - Telecom Argentina fixed lines in service and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 7 - Argentina fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 8 - Argentina public phones and annual change - 1996 - 2007
Table 9 - Forecast fixed-line subscribers - lower growth scenario in Argentina - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 10 - Forecast fixed-line subscribers - higher growth scenario in Argentina - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 11 - Belize telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 12 - BTL fixed lines, annual change, and payphones - 2002 - 2007
Table 13 - Belize fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 14 - Bolivia fixed-line to mobile ratio - 1996 - 2007
Table 15 - Bolivia telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 16 - Bolivia fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
Table 17 - Bolivia public payphones and annual change - 1997 - 2006
Table 18 - Brazil telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 19 - Brazil operators’ market share of fixed lines in service - 2000 - 2007
Table 20 - Oi’s fixed lines in service and annual change - 1998 - 2007
Table 21 - Brasil Telecom’s fixed lines in service, annual change & digitisation - 1998 - 2007
Table 22 - Telesp fixed lines in service, annual change & digitisation - 1999 - 2007
Table 23 - GVT fixed lines in service and annual change - 2003 - 2007
Table 24 - GVT connected VoIP subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2007
Table 25 - Brazil fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1998 - 2007
Table 26 - Brazil public payphones and annual change - 1998 - 2007
Table 27 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Brazil - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 28 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Brazil - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 29 - Caribbean countries fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2006
Table 30 - Chile telephone network statistics - September 2007
Table 31 - Chile major local telephony operators’ market share - 2003 - 2007
Table 32 - Entel and Telefónica Chile market share of ILD and DLD traffic - 2001 - 2007
Table 33 - Telefónica Chile lines in service and annual change - 1999 - 2007
Table 34 - Entel lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
Table 35 - VTR telephony subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 36 - Telsur lines in service and annual change - 1999 - 2007
Table 37 - Chile fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 2000 - 2007
Table 38 - Chile public phones and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 39 - Forecast fixed line subscribers - lower growth scenario in Chile - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 40 - Forecast fixed line subscribers - higher growth scenario in Chile - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 41 - Colombia telecom revenue and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 42 - Colombia telecom revenue by segment and annual change - 2006
Table 43 - Colombia telephone network statistics - September 2007
Table 44 - Colombia fixed lines in service - major operators’ market share - 2000 - 2007
Table 45 - Colombia DLD traffic: market share by operator - 1999 - 2007
Table 46 - Colombia ILD outgoing traffic: market share by operator - 1999 - 2007
Table 47 - Telefónica Telecom lines in service and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 48 - ETB lines in service and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 49 - UNE EPM lines in service and annual change - 2000 - 2007
Table 50 - Colombia fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 51 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Colombia - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 52 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Colombia - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 53 - Costa Rica telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 54 - Costa Rica fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 55 - Costa Rica public payphones and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 56 - Cuba telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 57 - Cuba fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 58 - Dominican Republic telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 59 - Codetel fixed lines in service and annual change - 1996 - 2006
Table 60 - Tricom fixed lines in service and annual change - 1998 - 2005
Table 61 - Dominican Republic fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
Table 62 - Dominican Republic public phones and annual change - 1997 - 2007
Table 63 - Dominican Republic WLL lines in service and annual change - 1999 - 2007
Table 64 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Dominican Republic - 2008; 2012; 2018
Table 65 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Dominican Republic - 2008; 2012; 2018
Table 66 - Ecuador telephone network statistics - November 2007
Table 67 - Ecuador market share of mainlines in service by operator - 2001 - 2007
Table 68 - Andinatel lines in service, annual change, and digitisation - 2001 - 2007
Table 69 - Pacifictel lines in service, annual change, and digitisation - 2001 - 2007
Table 70 - Etapa lines in service, annual change and digitisation - 2001 - 2007
Table 71 - Linkotel lines in service, annual change and digitisation - 2004 - 2007
Table 72 - Ecuador fixed lines in service, annual change, teledensity & digitisation - 1996 - 2007
Table 73 - Ecuador public telephones and annual change - 2003 - 2007
Table 74 - El Salvador telephone network statistics - June 2007
Table 75 - Telecom fixed lines in service and annual change - 2003 - 2007
Table 76 - Telefónica fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service - 2003 - 2007
Table 77 - El Salvador fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 78 - El Salvador public payphones and annual change - 1998 - 2007
Table 79 - Guatemala telephone network statistics - June 2007
Table 80 - Guatemala fixed lines in service - market share by operator - 2002 - 2007
Table 81 - Guatemala fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 82 - Guatemala public and community phones - 2003 - 2007
Table 83 - Guyana telephone network statistics - September 2007
Table 84 - Guyana fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
Table 85 - Haiti telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 86 - Haiti fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1998 - 2007
Table 87 - Honduras telephone network statistics - September 2007
Table 88 - Honduras market share of fixed lines in service - 2003 - 2007
Table 89 - Honduras number of operators: fixed, mobile, data, ISP & CATV markets - 2004 - 2006
Table 90 - Honduras fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
Table 91 - Honduras public telephones and annual change - 1997 - 2006
Table 92 - Jamaica telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 93 - Jamaica fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 94 - Mexico telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2007
Table 95 - Mexico telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 96 - Mexico fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 97 - Telmex lines in service and annual change - 1997 - 2007
Table 98 - Alestra lines in service and annual change - 1999 - 2007
Table 99 - Axtel lines in service and annual change - 2002 - 2007
Table 100 - Maxcom lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
Table 101 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Mexico - 2008; 2013; 2018
Table 102 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Mexico - 2008; 2013; 2018
Table 103 - Nicaragua telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 104 - Nicaragua fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
Table 105 - Nicaragua public phones and annual change - 1998 - 2007
Table 106 - Panama telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 107 - Panama number of telecom concessions - March 2007
Table 108 - Panama fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1998 - 2006
Table 109 - Panama public telephones and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 110 - Forecast fixed-line subscribers - lower growth scenario in Panama - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 111 - Forecast fixed-line subscribers - higher growth scenario in Panama - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 112 - Paraguay telephone network statistics - 2007
Table 113 - Paraguay fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 2000 - 2007
Table 114 - Peru number of licensed operators per service - 2004 - 2007
Table 115 - Peru telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2006
Table 116 - Peru telephone network statistics - September 2007
Table 117 - Peru share of fixed lines in service: top four operators - 2001 - 2007
Table 118 - Peru share of DLD traffic: top five operators - 2000 - 2007
Table 119 - Peru share of ILD outgoing traffic: top five operators - 2000 - 2007
Table 120 - TdP fixed lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
Table 121 - Movistar fixed lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
Table 122 - Telmex Perú fixed lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2007
Table 123 - Americatel fixed lines in service and annual change - 2002 - 2007
Table 124 - Peru fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2007
Table 125 - Peru fibre optic cable length - 2002 - 2007
Table 126 - Peru public telephones and annual change - 1997 - 2007
Table 127 - FITEL Rural Projects Program
Table 128 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Peru - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 129 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Peru - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 130 - Puerto Rico fixed-line network statistics - 2007
Table 131 - PRTC residential/corporate fixed-lines in service and annual change - 1998 - 2007
Table 132 - Puerto Rico fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
Table 133 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Puerto Rico - 2008; 2012; 2018
Table 134 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Puerto Rico - 2008; 2012; 2018
Table 135 - Suriname telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 136 - Suriname fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2006
Table 137 - Uruguay telephone network statistics - June 2007
Table 138 - Uruguay fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
Table 139 - Uruguay public payphones and annual change - 1997 - 2007
Table 140 - Venezuela telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2006
Table 141 - Venezuela telephone network statistics - September 2007
Table 142 - Venezuela operators’ fixed-line market share - 2003 - 2007
Table 143 - Venezuela fixed-line prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2007
Table 144 - CANTV fixed-lines, annual change and market share - 1999 - 2007
Table 145 - Movistar WLL lines and annual change - 2004 - 2007
Table 146 - Venezuela fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2007
Table 147 - Venezuela public payphones and annual change - 1997 - 2007
Table 148 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower growth scenario in Venezuela - 2007; 2012; 2017
Table 149 - Forecast fixed-line growth - higher growth scenario in Venezuela - 2007; 2012; 2017
Exhibit 1 - Regulatory status of VoIP in selected Latin American countries
Exhibit 2 - Argentina the recession of 2000 - 2002
Exhibit 3 - Global Crossing’s acquisition of Impsat Fiber Networks
Exhibit 4 - TASA at a glance
Exhibit 5 - Telecom Argentina at a glance
Exhibit 6 - Telmex Argentina company history
Exhibit 7 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Argentina
Exhibit 8 - Belize Telecommunications Ltd - history prior to 2005
Exhibit 9 - Belize Telecommunications Ltd - ownership disputes
Exhibit 10 - Major submarine cable networks links in Belize
Exhibit 11 - Major submarine cable network landing in Bolivia
Exhibit 12 - Regions of Brazil
Exhibit 13 - Telemar Norte Leste at a glance
Exhibit 14 - Brasil Telecom at a glance
Exhibit 15 - Disputes between Citigroup, Opportunity, and Telecom Italia
Exhibit 16 - Telesp at a glance
Exhibit 17 - Embratel Participações at a glance
Exhibit 18 - Principal subsidiaries of Embratel Participações - 2007
Exhibit 19 - Vésper - history
Exhibit 20 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Brazil
Exhibit 21 - Geostationary satellites operating in Brazil - 2007
Exhibit 22 - Island territories of the Caribbean
Exhibit 23 - Digicel’s Caribbean operations - 2007
Exhibit 24 - Major submarine cable networks serving the Caribbean region
Exhibit 25 - Chile regions and primary zones
Exhibit 26 - Chile local telephony operators - number of zones of operation - June 2007
Exhibit 27 - Telefónica Chile at a glance
Exhibit 28 - Telefónica Chile company history
Exhibit 29 - Entel Chile at a glance
Exhibit 30 - Entel company history
Exhibit 31 - VTR Globalcom at a glance
Exhibit 32 - VTR company history
Exhibit 33 - Telsur at a glance
Exhibit 34 - Telsur company history
Exhibit 35 - Telmex Chile company history
Exhibit 36 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Chile
Exhibit 37 - Telefónica Telecom at a glance
Exhibit 38 - Colombia Telecom company history
Exhibit 39 - Colombia Telecom privatisation
Exhibit 40 - ETB at a glance
Exhibit 41 - UNE EPM telecom subsidiaries
Exhibit 42 - Orbitel history
Exhibit 43 - Telmex Colombia - acquisition of AT&T
Exhibit 44 - Major submarine cable networks
Exhibit 44 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Colombia
Exhibit 45 - Major submarine cable networks connecting Costa Rica
Exhibit 46 - Major submarine cable networks serving the Dominican Republic
Exhibit 47 - Major submarine cable network landing in Ecuador
Exhibit 48 - Americatel versus CTE
Exhibit 49 - Major submarine cable networks connecting Guatemala
Exhibit 50 - Major submarine cable networks connecting Honduras
Exhibit 51 - Major submarine cable networks serving Jamaica
Exhibit 52 - Fixed-line local telephony licence holders in Mexico
Exhibit 53 - Fixed-wireless local telephony licence holders in Mexico
Exhibit 54 - Long-distance licence holders in Mexico
Exhibit 55 - Telmex at a glance
Exhibit 56 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Mexico
Exhibit 57 - Major submarine cable networks connecting Nicaragua
Exhibit 58 - Major submarine cable networks serving Panama
Exhibit 59 - Telefónica del Perú at a glance
Exhibit 60 - Telmex Perú company history
Exhibit 61 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Peru
Exhibit 62 - Major submarine cable networks serving Puerto Rico
Exhibit 63 - Licensed ILD operators in Uruguay - January 2008
Exhibit 64 - Antel at a glance
Exhibit 65 - Major submarine cable network landing in Uruguay
Exhibit 66 - CANTV at a glance
Exhibit 67 - The creation of Telecom Venezuela (CVG Telecom)
Exhibit 68 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Venezuela

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