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Latin American Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Overview


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Latin America and the Caribbean includes some of the world’s most important emerging markets. This report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, pay TV, and converging media. Subjects include:

  •    Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  •    Facts, figures, and statistics;
  •    Government policies and regulatory issues;
  •    Telecom infrastructure (national and international, fixed and wireless)
  •    Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU;
  •    Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  •    Mobile voice and data markets;
  •    Broadband (ADSL, cable TV, WiMAX, BPL, etc);
  •    Convergence, pay TV, and digital terrestrial TV.
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1. Telecoms, Mobile, & Broadband Overview & Analysis 2009
1.1 Region
1.2 General outlook
1.3 Key highlights - 2008 - 2009
1.3.1 Telecom market overview
1.3.2 Telecom market trends
1.3.3 Regulatory environment
1.3.4 Infrastructure
1.3.5 Major telecom players
1.3.6 Internet
1.3.7 Broadband
1.4 Convergence
1.4.1 Pay TV
1.4.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
1.5 Mobile communications
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview of Latin America’s telecom market
2.2 Telecommunications growth
2.3 Telecom market trends
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Background
3.2 Universal access
3.3 Foreign operators
3.4 Privatisation and liberalisation
3.5 Number portability
4. Major Fixed-Line Operators
4.1 Overview
4.2 Major Latin American fixed-line operators
4.2.1 Telmex (Mexican operations)
4.2.2 Oi (Telemar)
4.2.3 Telesp
4.2.4 Embratel
4.3 Major international companies
4.3.1 Telefónica
4.3.2 Telmex (international operations)
4.3.3 Telecom Italia
5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 Overview
5.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
5.2 International
5.2.1 Submarine cable systems
5.2.2 International satellite systems
5.3 Infrastructure developments
5.3.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
5.3.2 VoIP
6. Internet Market
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Internet statistics
6.2 One Laptop per Child project
7. Broadband Market
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Broadband statistics
7.2 Cable modems
7.3 Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
7.4 Wireless broadband
7.4.1 WiFi
7.4.2 WiMAX
7.5 Mobile broadband
7.6 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
8. Convergence
8.1 Overview of media convergence
8.2 Triple play models
8.2.1 Regulatory issues
8.3 Pay TV
8.3.1 Cable TV
8.3.2 Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS)
8.3.3 Satellite TV
8.4 Broadband TV (IPTV)
8.5 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
9. Mobile Communications
9.1 Overview of Latin America’s mobile market
9.1.1 Mobile statistics
9.2 Mobile technologies
9.2.1 Overview
9.2.2 GSM
9.2.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.3 Major mobile operators in Latin America
9.3.1 América Móvil
9.3.2 Telefónica
9.3.3 Telecom Italia
9.3.4 Millicom International Cellular
9.3.5 Digicel
9.4 Mobile voice services in Latin America
9.4.1 Prepaid cards
9.4.2 Satellite mobile
9.5 Mobile data services
9.5.1 SMS
9.5.2 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
10. Glossary of Abbreviations
Table 1 - Total GDP and GDP growth by country (estimates) - 2008
Table 2 - GDP per capita by country and variations from regional average - 2007 - 2008
Table 3 - Top 10 Latin American countries for fixed lines in service - 2007 - 2008
Table 4 - Top 10 fixed-line operators by revenue, and annual change - 2008
Table 5 - Top 10 fixed-line operators by lines in service - 2007 - 2008
Table 6 - Internet users and penetration rate - top 10 countries for users - 2008
Table 7 - Internet users and penetration - top 10 countries for penetration - 2008
Table 8 - Broadband subscribers and penetration rates - major countries - 2007 - 2008
Table 9 - Top 10 Latin American countries for mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2008
Table 10 - International mobile operators - subscribers and market share - 2006 - 2007
Table 11 - Top 10 fixed-line operators by revenue, and annual change - 2008
Table 12 - Top 10 fixed-line operators by lines in service - 2007 - 2008
Table 13 - Latin America - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2008
Table 14 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity by country - 2004 - 2008
Table 15 - Latin America - Internet users and user penetration - 2000 - 2008
Table 16 - Internet users and penetration - top 10 countries for users - 2008
Table 17 - Internet users and penetration - top 10 countries for penetration - 2008
Table 18 - Internet users, growth and penetration worldwide by region - 2000; 2008
Table 19 - Latin America broadband subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2008
Table 20 - Broadband subscribers and penetration - major countries - 2007 - 2008
Table 21 - Latin America broadband technology market share - 2001 - 2008
Table 22 - Broadband technology market share - major countries - 2008
Table 23 - Latin America cable modem subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2008
Table 24 - Cable modem subscribers and penetration - major countries - 2007 - 2008
Table 25 - Latin America ADSL subscribers and penetration - 2001 - 2008
Table 26 - ADSL subscribers and penetration - major countries - 2007 - 2008
Table 27 - Latin America 3G subscribers and penetration per country - 2007 - 2008
Table 28 - Latin America cable TV subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2008
Table 29 - Cable TV subscribers and penetration - major countries - 2007 - 2008
Table 30 - Major international mobile operators - subscribers & market share - 2007 - 2008
Table 31 - Latin America mobile subscribers and penetration - 1998 - 2008
Table 32 - Countries ranked by mobile subscribers & regional market share - 2008
Table 33 - Countries ranked by penetration & variation from regional average - 2008
Table 34 - Countries ranked by net additions & annual growth - 2008
Table 35 - Top 10 mobile operators ranked by subscriber numbers - 2008
Table 36 - Evolution of ARPU - major countries - 2006 - 2008
Table 37 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Argentina - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 38 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Brazil - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 39 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Chile - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 40 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Colombia - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 41 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Mexico - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 42 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Peru - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 43 - Evolution of mobile ARPU in Venezuela - major operators - 2006 - 2008
Table 44 - Market share by mobile technology - 2003 - 2008
Table 45 - Latin America 3G subscribers and penetration per country - 2007 - 2008
Table 46 - América Móvil mobile subscribers and technology by country - 2007 - 2008
Table 47 - América Móvil mobile ARPU by country - 2006 - 2008
Table 48 - América Móvil MOU by country - 2006 - 2008
Table 49 - América Móvil churn by country - 2006 - 2008
Table 50 - Telefónica mobile subscribers and technology by country - 2007 - 2008
Table 51 - Telefónica mobile ARPU by country - 2006 - 2008
Table 52 - Telefónica MOU by country - 2007 - 2008
Table 53 - Telecom Italia mobile subscribers and technology by country - 2007 - 2008
Table 54 - Millicom mobile subscribers and technology by country - 2007 - 2008
Exhibit 1 - Telmex at a glance
Exhibit 2 - Telemar Norte Leste at a glance
Exhibit 3 - Brasil Telecom at a glance
Exhibit 4 - Brasil Telecom - historical notes
Exhibit 5 - Telesp at a glance
Exhibit 6 - Embratel Participações at a glance
Exhibit 7 - Principal subsidiaries of Embratel Participações - 2008
Exhibit 8 - Telefónica Latinoamérica - fixed-line subsidiaries - 2008
Exhibit 9 - Telmex acquisitions - 2004 - 2008
Exhibit 10 - Major submarine cable networks in Latin America
Exhibit 11 - Regulatory status of VoIP in selected Latin American countries
Exhibit 12 - América Móvil at a glance

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