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2007 Latin America - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Mercosur, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the telecoms markets in the Mercosur block (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay) and Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. Subjects covered include:

Key Statistics and forecasts
Market and Industry Overviews
Government policies and regulatory issues
Historical information
Major players (fixed-line, mobile, broadband, and pay TV)
Telecom infrastructure (national and international, fixed and wireless)
Mobile voice and data markets
Internet market and VoIP
Broadband (DSL, cable, wireless)
Pay TV and Convergence


This market report covers seven economies in Eastern South America, including the Mercosur block on the South Eastern coast, and Venezuela, and Guyana, and Suriname, on the North Eastern coast. The Southern Cone Common Market (Mercado Común del Sur -Mercosur) was established in March 1991 by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay to promote free trade and movement of goods and peoples, skills and money, among South American countries. This report takes an overall look at the seven telecoms markets, and includes scenario forecasts for Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.

Argentina: Argentina has one of the most solid state-of-the-art telecom infrastructures in South America. Fixed-line teledensity is around 22%, similar to Brazil and Chile. Like elsewhere in Latin America, the shift is away from traditional telephony and towards mobility. While fixed lines stagnate, mobile telephony is booming, reaching a penetration of over 82% - a figure that is well above the Latin American average, trailing only Chile and a few Caribbean islands. All telephony services are open to competition, requiring a single licence for any type of service. The country’s incumbents Telefónica de Argentina and Telecom Argentina still dominate the country’s fixed network, but long distance telephony is highly competitive. Three mobile operators, Movistar, CTI Móvil, and Telecom Personal, run a close competition for mobile market share. All three are planning network upgrades in 2007 to prepare for the launch of UMTS 3G technology. Argentina’s Internet market is the third largest in Latin America, and penetration is among the highest in the region. In the broadband market, ADSL has consolidated its leadership, overtaking cable modem, which used to be the main means of broadband access. The government is drafting a new telecoms law to facilitate media convergence, the main issue being whether telcos should be allowed to offer pay TV services. Grupo Clarín has applied to merge the country’s two leading cable TV operators, having become the controlling shareholder of both in September 2006. The adoption of digital terrestrial TV has been delayed, among disagreements on the standard to be adopted.

Brazil: Since mid-2003, the Brazilian telecom market has enjoyed outstanding growth, led by the mobile and broadband markets. On the other hand, local fixed-line telephony has been shrinking at an average rate of 2.8% a year from 2004 to 2006, losing customers to mobile telephony, while higher income households disconnect narrowband lines in favour of broadband, and VoIP services grow ever more popular. At around 19%, Brazil’s fixed-line teledensity is extremely low compared with North America and Europe, but is about average for Latin America. Mobile penetration is also about average for the region, trailing Chile, Argentina, and several other countries, but in terms of subscriber numbers, Brazil holds more than one third of all the mobile users in Latin America. GSM is Brazil’s preferred technology, and is gradually taking over the mobile market. In terms of Internet user numbers, Brazil is also the undisputed leader in Latin America, but in terms of Internet user penetration, Brazil rates only slightly higher than the Latin American average, and lags well behind Chile. ADSL is the preferred broadband technology, although 2006 witnessed an unexpected increase in the proportion of cable modem versus ADSL users. Since the second half of 2006, Brazil has become a battleground over WiMAX licences and triple play regulations, the issue being whether the country’s fixed-line incumbents should enter these markets, or whether their participation would stifle competition. Meanwhile, the government is preparing to introduce digital terrestrial TV in December 2007, having selected the Japanese standard. New developments in the regulatory scenario include the approval of number portability, the introduction per-minute billing, the adoption of digital terrestrial TV, the preparations for 3G licensing, and the planned new laws on media convergence, among others.

Guyana: Compared with the rest of Latin America, Guyana’s fixed line teledensity and mobile penetration are about 15% below the regional average. They are, however, considerably higher than would be expected considering that the country’s GDP per capita is about the fourth lowest in the region. Still, there are long waiting lists for telecom services and many rural areas have no fixed-line or mobile coverage. Despite numerous attempts at liberalisation, Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T), controlled by Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN), is the country’s only fixed-line operator, and dominates the mobile market. A competing mobile player, Cel*Star, launched services in November 2004. In an unexpected turn of events, the Caribbean mobile giant Digicel announced, in November 2006, that it had acquired Cel*Star’s mobile operation. Guyana’s ISP market has been open to competition from the start, and the country has a surprisingly large number of Internet users. A few ISPs and most Internet cafés offer VoIP services - a controversial practice, which has led to complaints by GT&T, since Internet telephony is a grey area in Guyana.

Paraguay: With the lowest fixed-line teledensity and also the lowest Internet user penetration in South America, Paraguay has more than eight mobile phones for every fixed line in service. The state-owned incumbent, Copaco, has a monopoly over the fixed-line market, and is known as being inefficient and overstaffed. This has been a bonanza for the four private operators that compete in the mobile market. Mobile penetration is about average for Latin America - which is an incredible achievement, considering that Paraguay’s GDP per capita is roughly 72% lower than the regional average. All four mobile operators provide GSM/GPRS services. The government is working on plans to privatise and liberalise the telecom market, which has considerable expansion potential, judging by Paraguay’s GDP, which although low, warrants greater fixed-line and Internet development.

Suriname: Despite economic and legislative problems, Suriname’s telecom infrastructure is reasonable compared with the rest of Latin America, and teledensity is slightly higher than average for the region. Mobile penetration, about 25% above the Latin American average, is remarkably high considering that Suriname’s GDP per capita is less than half compared with the region as a whole. Internet user penetration, on the other hand, is far lower than average. State-owned Telesur has been the exclusive provider of fixed-line and mobile telecom services, but is gearing up for competition, as the government granted two new telecom services licences to Caribbean telcos Digicel and Intelsur in August 2006.

Uruguay: Uruguay is one of the few Latin American countries where the domestic long distance and local fixed-line markets are neither privatised nor liberalised. Other segments of the telecom market have been opened to competition, including international long-distance telephony, mobile telephony, and the Internet. Yet, Uruguay has the highest fixed-line teledensity in South and Central America, and Antel, the state-owned incumbent, has been unusually efficient for a government monopoly. The country is also one of the regional leaders in other key indicators, such as Internet penetration and adult literacy. GDP per capita is high compared with the rest of the region. Competition in mobile telephony began in 2004, leading to an explosion in the number of mobile subscribers, with annual growth rates of around 95%.

Venezuela: The telecom sector is the second-most important business in Venezuela after the oil industry. With the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s GDP per capita is higher than the Latin American average, although its dependence on fluctuating oil prices makes it vulnerable to boom and bust cycles. Fixed-line teledensity is low compared with other Latin American countries, but is growing. Mobile telephony, on the other hand, is well above the regional average, and mobile phones outnumber fixed lines in service by more than four to one. The broadband market is in its infancy and a promising arena for investors. Triple player Intercable is Venezuela’s number two broadband provider and cable TV market leader. Besides Intercable, NetUno also offers triple play service, combining cable TV, broadband, and telephony. A major development in early 2007 was the re-nationalisation of telecom incumbent CANTV. The announcement, in January 2007, halted the planned sale of CANTV to América Móvil and Telmex. The Venezuelan government agreed to pay Verizon US$572 million for its 28.5% stake in the operator, and launched tender offers in Venezuela and the USA for the remaining shares.

1. ARGENTINA
1.1 Key statistics
1.2 Telecommunications market
1.2.1 Overview of Argentina’s telecom market
1.3 Regulatory environment
1.3.1 Background
1.3.2 Regulatory authorities
1.3.3 Privatisation of Entel
1.3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Argentina
1.3.5 Universal Service Fund
1.3.6 Multicarrier system
1.3.7 Rate freezes
1.4 Telecom network operators in Argentina
1.4.1 Overview of operators
1.4.2 Telefónica de Argentina (TASA)
1.4.3 Telecom Argentina
1.4.4 Telmex Argentina
1.4.5 Comsat Argentina
1.4.6 Impsat
1.4.7 IPLAN
1.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
1.5.1 National telecom network
1.5.2 International infrastructure
1.5.3 Infrastructure developments
1.6 Internet market
1.6.1 Overview
1.7 Broadband market
1.7.1 Overview
1.7.2 Cable modems
1.7.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
1.7.4 Wireless broadband
1.7.5 Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
1.8 Convergence
1.8.1 Overview of media convergence
1.8.2 Triple play models
1.8.3 Regulatory issues
1.8.4 Pay TV
1.8.5 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
1.9 Mobile communications
1.9.1 Overview of Argentina’s mobile market
1.9.2 Regulatory issues
1.9.3 Mobile technologies
1.9.4 Major mobile operators
1.9.5 Mobile voice services
1.9.6 Mobile data services
1.10 Forecasting
1.10.1 General
1.10.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
1.10.3 Scenario foreacsts
2. BRAZIL
2.1 Key statistics
2.2 Telecommunications market
2.2.1 Overview of Brazil’s telecom market
2.3 Regulatory environment
2.3.1 History
2.3.2 Regulatory authority
2.3.3 Privatisation of Telebrás
2.3.4 Mirror companies
2.3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Brazil
2.3.6 Universalisation goals
2.3.7 Government telecom funds (Fust, Fistel, and Funttel)
2.3.8 Foreign investment
2.3.9 Number portability (NP)
2.3.10 Access
2.3.11 Interconnect
2.3.12 Tariffs
2.3.13 Per-minute billing system
2.3.14 Special Class Individual Access (AICE)
2.3.15 Fixed-line contract renewal - January 2006
2.4 Telecom network operators in Brazil
2.4.1 Overview of fixed network market
2.4.2 Telemar
2.4.3 Brasil Telecom
2.4.4 Telesp
2.4.5 Embratel
2.4.6 Global Village Telecom (GVT)
2.4.7 Intelig Telecom
2.4.8 CTBC Telecom
2.4.9 Sercomtel
2.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
2.5.1 National telecom networks
2.5.2 International infrastructure
2.5.3 Infrastructure developments
2.6 Internet market
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 ISP market
2.7 Broadband market
2.7.1 Overview
2.7.2 Cable modems
2.7.3 ADSL
2.7.4 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
2.7.5 Wireless broadband
2.8 Convergence
2.8.1 Overview of media convergence
2.8.2 Triple play models
2.8.3 Quadruple play
2.8.4 Regulatory issues
2.8.5 Pay TV
2.8.6 Broadband TV (IPTV)
2.8.7 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
2.9 Mobile communications
2.9.1 Overview of Brazil’s mobile market
2.9.2 Privatisation of Telebrás
2.9.3 Regulatory issues
2.9.4 Frequency bands
2.9.5 Mobile technologies
2.9.6 Mobile operators in Brazil
2.9.7 Mobile voice services
2.9.8 Mobile data services
2.9.9 Mobile content and applications
2.10 Forecasting
2.10.1 General
2.10.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
2.10.3 Scenario foreacsts
3. GUYANA
3.1 Key statistics
3.2 Telecommunications market
3.2.1 Overview of Guyana’s telecom market
3.3 Regulatory environment
3.3.1 Background
3.3.2 Regulatory authority
3.3.3 Privatisation
3.3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Guyana
3.3.5 Settlement rates
3.4 Telecom network operators in Guyana
3.4.1 Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Co Ltd (GT&T)
3.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
3.5.1 National telecom network
3.5.2 International
3.6 Internet and broadband market
3.6.1 Overview
3.7 Mobile communications
3.7.1 Overview of Guyana’s mobile market
3.7.2 Mobile technologies
3.7.3 Major mobile operators
3.7.4 Mobile voice services
4. PARAGUAY
4.1 Key statistics
4.2 Telecommunication market
4.2.1 Overview of Paraguay’s telecom market
4.3 Regulatory environment
4.3.1 Background
4.3.2 Regulatory authority
4.3.3 Privatisation of Copaco
4.3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Paraguay
4.3.5 Foreign investment
4.3.6 Interconnect
4.4 Telecom network operators in Paraguay
4.4.1 Copaco Compañía Paraguaya de Comunicaciones (Copaco)
4.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
4.5.1 National telecom network
4.5.2 International infrastructure
4.5.3 Infrastructure developments
4.6 Internet market
4.6.1 Overview
4.7 Broadband market
4.7.1 Overview
4.8 Convergence
4.8.1 Overview of media convergence
4.8.2 Pay TV
4.9 Mobile communications
4.9.1 Overview of Paraguay’s mobile market
4.9.2 Mobile technologies
4.9.3 Major mobile operators
4.9.4 Mobile voice services
4.9.5 Mobile data services
5. SURINAME
5.1 Key statistics
5.2 Telecommunications market
5.2.1 Overview of Suriname’s telecom market
5.3 Regulatory environment
5.3.1 Background
5.3.2 Regulatory authority
5.3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Suriname
5.4 Telecom network operators in Suriname
5.4.1 Telesur
5.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
5.5.1 National telecom network
5.5.2 International infrastructure
5.5.3 Infrastructure developments
5.6 Internet and broadband market
5.6.1 Overview
5.7 Mobile communications
5.7.1 Overview of Suriname’s mobile market
5.7.2 Major mobile operators
5.7.3 Mobile voice services
6. URUGUAY
6.1 Key statistics
6.2 Telecommunications market
6.2.1 Overview of Uruguay’s telecom market
6.3 Regulatory environment
6.3.1 Regulatory authority
6.3.2 Telecom sector liberalisation in Uruguay
6.3.3 Privatisation of Antel
6.4 Telecom network operators In Uruguay
6.4.1 Overview of operators
6.4.2 Antel
6.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
6.5.1 National telecom network
6.5.2 International infrastructure
6.6 Internet market
6.6.1 Overview
6.7 Broadband market
6.7.1 Overview
6.7.2 Wireless broadband
6.8 Convergence
6.8.1 Overview of media convergence
6.8.2 Pay TV
6.8.3 Digital terrestrial TV (DTTV)
6.9 Mobile communications
6.9.1 Overview of Uruguay’s mobile market
6.9.2 Mobile technologies
6.9.3 Major mobile operators
6.9.4 Mobile voice services
6.9.5 Mobile data services
7. VENEZUELA
7.1 Key statistics
7.2 Telecommunications market
7.2.1 Overview of Venezuela’s telecom market
7.3 Regulatory environment
7.3.1 Background
7.3.2 Regulatory authority
7.3.3 Privatisation of CANTV
7.3.4 Re-nationalisation of CANTV
7.3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Venezuela
7.3.6 Interconnection
7.4 Telecom network operators in Venezuela
7.4.1 Overview of operators
7.4.2 CANTV
7.4.3 Movistar (Telefónica)
7.4.4 Digitel
7.4.5 NetUno (previously Veninfotel)
7.4.6 New Global Telecom Venezuela (NGTV)
7.4.7 CVG Telecom
7.4.8 Impsat Venezuela
7.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.5.1 National telecom network
7.5.2 International infrastructure
7.5.3 Infrastructure developments
7.6 Internet market
7.6.1 Overview
7.7 Broadband market
7.7.1 Overview
7.7.2 Cable modems
7.7.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.7.4 Wireless broadband
7.8 Convergence
7.8.1 Overview of media convergence
7.8.2 Triple play models
7.8.3 Pay TV
7.9 Mobile communications
7.9.1 Overview of Venezuela’s mobile market
7.9.2 Mobile technologies
7.9.3 Major mobile operators
7.9.4 Mobile voice services
7.9.5 Mobile data services
7.10 Forecasting
7.10.1 General
7.10.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
7.10.3 Scenario foreacsts
8. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Exhibit 1 - The recession of 2000 - 2002
Exhibit 2 - TASA at a glance
Exhibit 3 - Telecom Argentina at a glance
Exhibit 4 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Argentina
Exhibit 5 - The CABASE NAP dispute
Exhibit 6 - PCS auctions - 1999
Exhibit 7 - Movicom BellSouth history
Exhibit 8 - Telefónica Comunicaciones Personales, trading as Unifón history
Exhibit 9 - Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
Exhibit 10 - Privatisation of Telebrás
Exhibit 11 - Fixed-line incumbents and mirror companies by region
Exhibit 12 - Regions of Brazil
Exhibit 13 - Telemar Norte Leste (Telemar) at a glance
Exhibit 14 - Brasil Telecom at a glance
Exhibit 15 - Telesp at a glance
Exhibit 16 - Embratel Participações at a glance
Exhibit 17 - Principal subsidiaries of Embratel Participações - February 2007
Exhibit 18 - Vésper history
Exhibit 19 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Brazil
Exhibit 20 - Geostationary satellites operating in Brazil - February 2007
Exhibit 21 - Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
Exhibit 22 - Band-A mobile operators and technologies used
Exhibit 23 - Band-B mobile operators and technologies used
Exhibit 24 - Band-D mobile operators and technologies used
Exhibit 25 - Band-E mobile operators and technologies used
Exhibit 26 - Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas
Exhibit 27 - Vivo group company history
Exhibit 28 - TIM Brasil company history
Exhibit 29 - TIM Brasil company restructure - 2003 - 2006
Exhibit 30 - Claro company history
Exhibit 31 - Major ISPs - 2007
Exhibit 32 - Licensed mobile companies
Exhibit 33 - Licensed ILD operators in Uruguay - February 2007
Exhibit 34 - Major submarine cable networks connecting Uruguay
Exhibit 35 - CANTV at a glance
Exhibit 36 - The creation of CVG Telecom
Exhibit 37 - Major submarine cable networks landing in Venezuela
Exhibit 38 - Mobile telephony in Venezuela - historical overview
Exhibit 39 - Mobile telephony in Venezuela - licensing regions
Exhibit 40 - Movistar company history
Exhibit 41 - Infonet - historical
Exhibit 42 - Digicel - historical


Table 1 - Country statistics Argentina - 2006
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 3 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 4 - Broadband statistics - 2006
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2006
Table 6 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 - TASA fixed lines in service and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 8 - Telecom Argentina fixed lines in service and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 9 - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
Table 10 - Public phones and annual change - 1996 - 2006
Table 11 - Internet users, annual change and user penetration - 1999 - 2006
Table 12 - Residential dial-up subscribers, free ISP customers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 13 - Residential broadband subscribers, annual change and household penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 14 - Corporate broadband subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 15 - Speedy - ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 16 - Arnet - ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 17 - FiberTel - cable modem subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 18 - Cable modem subscribers, annual change and household penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 19 - ADSL subscribers, annual change and household penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 20 - Cable TV subscribers (million), annual change and household penetration, based on INDEC data - 1997 - 2006
Table 21 - Cable TV subscribers and operators’ market share according to SAT - 2006
Table 22 - CableVisión cable TV subscribers and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 23 - Multicanal cable TV subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 24 - Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change - September 2006
Table 25 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1996 - 2006
Table 26 - Mobile operators’ market share - 1999 - 2006
Table 27 - Movistar mobile subscribers (million) and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 28 - CTI Móvil mobile subscribers and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 29 - Telecom Personal mobile subscribers and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 30 - Nextel Argentina mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 31 - Prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1999 - 2006
Table 32 - Fixed lines in service, annual change, and teledensity - 1996 - 2006
Table 33 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 34 - Forecast fixed-line growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 35 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1996 - 2006
Table 36 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 37 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 38 - Broadband subscribers, annual change and household penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 39 - Forecast broadband growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 40 - Forecast broadband growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 41 - Country statistics Brazil - 2006
Table 42 - Telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 43 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 44 - Broadband statistics - 2006
Table 45 - Mobile statistics - 2006
Table 46 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 47 - Telemar fixed lines in service, digitisation and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 48 - Brasil Telecom fixed lines in service, digitisation and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 49 - Telesp fixed lines in service, digitisation and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 50 - Fixed lines in service, teledensity and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 51 - Public payphones and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 52 - Internet users, penetration and annual change - 1996 - 2006
Table 53 - Internet users with own computer and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 54 - Internet access points - August 2006
Table 55 - Broadband subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 56 - Broadband market share by technology - 2001 - 2006
Table 57 - Cable modem subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 58 - Virtua subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 59 - ADSL subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 60 - ADSL operators’ market share - 2002 - 2006
Table 61 - Telesp ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 62 - Brasil Telecom ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 63 - Telemar ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 64 - Pay TV concessions - 2006
Table 65 - Pay TV subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1999 - 2006
Table 66 - Pay TV subscriber ratio by technology - 2000 - 2006
Table 67 - Cable TV subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 2000 - 2006
Table 68 - MMDS subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000 - 2006
Table 69 - DTH subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 2000 - 2006
Table 70 - Major pay TV companies market share - 1998; 2003 - 2006
Table 71 - Net Serviços pay TV subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 72 - Vivax pay TV and broadband subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 73 - TVA pay TV and broadband subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2006
Table 74 - Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change - September 2006
Table 75 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1996 - 2006
Table 76 - Operator’s market share - 2003 - 2006
Table 77 - Band A, B, D, and E subscribers - 2000 - 2006
Table 78 - Band A, B, D, and E ratio - 2000 - 2006
Table 79 - Mobile subscribers by technology - 2002 - 2006
Table 80 - Market share by technology - 2002 - 2006
Table 81 - Annual change by technology - 2003 - 2006
Table 82 - Mobile operator’s market share - 2003 - 2006
Table 83 - Evolution of ARPU - major operators and annual change - 2005 - 2006
Table 84 - Vivo subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 85 - Vivo subscribers per subsidiary (historical) - 2002 - 2005
Table 86 - TIM Brasil subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2006
Table 87 - TIM Brasil subscribers per subsidiary (historical) - 2002 - 2005
Table 88 - Claro subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 89 - Oi subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 90 - Amazônia Celular subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 91 - Telemig subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 92 - BrT Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 93 - CTBC subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2006
Table 94 - Sercomtel subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2006
Table 95 - Nextel Brasil mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 96 - Prepaid subscribers, annual change and market share - 2002 - 2006
Table 97 - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1998 - 2006
Table 98 - Forecast fixed line growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 99 - Forecast fixed line growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 100 - Mobile subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 1996 - 2006
Table 101 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 102 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 103 - Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2001 - 2006
Table 104 - Forecast broadband growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 105 - Forecast broadband growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 106 - Country statistics Guyana - 2006
Table 107 - Telephone network statistics - September 2006
Table 108 - Internet user statistics - 2005
Table 109 - Broadband statistics - 2005
Table 110 - Mobile statistics - June 2006
Table 111 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 112 - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 1997 - 2006
Table 113 - Internet users and user penetration - 1997 - 2005
Table 114 - Internet subscribers, penetration, and annual change - 1999 - 2005
Table 115 - Mobile subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 1998 - 2006
Table 116 - GT&T mobile subscribers and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 117 - Country statistics Paraguay - 2006
Table 118 - Telephone network statistics - 2005
Table 119 - Internet user statistics - 2005
Table 120 - Broadband statistics - 2005
Table 121 - Mobile statistics - September 2006
Table 122 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 123 - Fixed lines in service, annual change and teledensity - 2000 - 2005
Table 124 - Internet users, user penetration and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 125 - Internet subscribers, penetration, and annual change - 2000 - 2005
Table 126 - Multicanal cable TV subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 127 - Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change - September 2006
Table 128 - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 129 - Mobile operators market share - 2003 - 2006
Table 130 - Country statistics Suriname - 2006
Table 131 - Telephone network statistics - 2005
Table 132 - Internet user statistics - 2005
Table 133 - Broadband statistics - 2005
Table 134 - Mobile statistics - June 2006
Table 135 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 136 - Fixed lines in service, teledensity and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 137 - Internet users, user penetration and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 138 - Internet subscribers, penetration, and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 139 - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 1997 - 2006
Table 140 - Country statistics Uruguay - 2006
Table 141 - Telephone network statistics - 2005
Table 142 - Internet user statistics - 2005
Table 143 - Broadband statistics - 2006
Table 144 - Mobile statistics - September 2006
Table 145 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 146 - Fixed lines in service, teledensity and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 147 - Internet users, user penetration and annual change - 1997 - 2005
Table 148 - Anteldata ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2003 - 2006
Table 149 - Pay TV subscribers, household penetration and annual change - 1998 - 2005
Table 150 - Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual change - June 2006
Table 151 - Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 1997 - 2006
Table 152 - Mobile operators’ market share - 2003 - 2006
Table 153 - Ancel mobile subscribers and annual change - 1999 - 2006
Table 154 - Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 155 - CTI Móvil mobile subscribers and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 156 - Country statistics Venezuela - 2006
Table 157 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2006
Table 158 - Telephone network statistics - June 2006
Table 159 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 160 - Broadband statistics - 2006
Table 161 - Mobile statistics - 2006
Table 162 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 163 - Fixed line market share by operator - 2003 - 2006
Table 164 - Fixed-line prepaid/postpaid ratio - 2001 - 2006
Table 165 - CANTV fixed-lines in service and annual change - 1998 - 2006
Table 166 - Movistar WLL lines and annual change - 2004 - 2006
Table 167 - Fixed lines in service, annual change, and teledensity - 1997 - 2006
Table 168 - Public payphones and annual change - 1997 - 2006
Table 169 - Internet users, annual change, and user penetration - 1998 - 2006
Table 170 - Internet subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 1998 - 2006
Table 171 - Dial-up/broadband subscriber ratio - 2000 - 2006
Table 172 - Broadband subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000 - 2006
Table 173 - CANTV ADSL subscribers and annual change - 2001 - 2006
Table 174 - Pay TV subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 1997 - 2006
Table 175 - Mobile subscribers by operator and technology and annual growth - September 2006
Table 176 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1997 - 2006
Table 177 - Mobile operators’ market share - 2003 - 2006
Table 178 - Movistar mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 179 - Movilnet mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000 - 2006
Table 180 - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio - 1997 - 2006
Table 181 - SMS messages and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 182 - Fixed lines in service, annual change, and teledensity - 1997 - 2006
Table 183 - Forecast fixed line growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 184 - Forecast fixed line growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 185 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 1997 - 2006
Table 186 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 187 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 188 - Broadband subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 2000 - 2006
Table 189 - Forecast broadband growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 190 - Forecast broadband growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015

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