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Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts


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Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

Venezuela's fixed broadband penetration and speed are lower than the regional average and less than would be expected based on GDP per capita, which in Venezuela is higher than in Latin America as a whole. Partly due to the economic slowdown and partly to the rising popularity of mobile broadband, growth in the fixed broadband market has slowed.

State-owned incumbent CANTV is the country's exclusive ADSL provider. A few cable TV companies offer cable modem access and there is one WiMAX provider. The Venezuelan government has launched a National Fibre-Optic Backbone project to guarantee a uniform distribution of high-speed internet access throughout the national territory. CANTV is in charge of implementing the project. The government intends to lease capacity on the National Fibre-Optic Backbone to cooperatives and small companies.

Pay TV is the fastest growing telecom sector in Venezuela after mobile broadband, and accounts for 15% of all telecom revenue in the country. The market leaders are DirecTV, Inter, SuperCable, NetUno, Movistar, and CANTV.

This report provides an overview of Venezuela's broadband and pay TV markets, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

Key developments:

National Fibre-Optic Backbone project deployment is 70% complete; Venezuela ranking third in the world for Facebook users as a percentage of internet users; pay TV market suffering from rampant signal theft; satellite TV market competition; regulator's market data to Q4 2013, DTTV developments; market developments to April 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

CANTV, Inter, NetUno, SuperCable, MovilMax, Movistar, DirecTV.


1. Synopsis
2. Fixed broadband access market
2.1 Overview
2.1.1 Fixed broadband statistics
2.1.2 Broadband market analysis
2.1.3 Broadband providers
2.2 Government initiatives
2.2.1 Laptops for schools
2.2.2 National Fibre-Optic Backbone Project
2.3 Cable modems
2.4 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
2.5 Fibre-to-the-Premise (FttP)
2.6 WiMAX
2.7 Mobile broadband
2.8 Media convergence
2.8.1 Triple play
2.8.2 Broadband TV (IPTV)
3. Digital economy
3.1 E-commerce
4. Digital media
4.1 Social networks
5. Forecasts fixed broadband market 2015; 2020
5.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband growth
5.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband growth
5.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
6. Broadcasting
6.1 Pay TV overview
6.1.1 Pay TV statistics
6.2 Cable TV
6.2.1 Inter
6.2.2 SuperCable
6.2.3 NetUno
6.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
6.4 Digital terrestrial TV
7. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and user penetration rate 1998 - 2004
Table 2 Internet users, subscribers and user penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Dial-up internet subscribers 2000 - 2013
Table 4 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2000 - 2014
Table 5 Fixed broadband technologies market share 2001-2014
Table 6 CANTV broadband subscribers 2000 - 2013
Table 7 Internet service revenue 2001 - 2013
Table 8 Mobile broadband subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 9 Venezuela B2C e-commerce spending 2005 - 2013
Table 10 Facebook users and penetration 2008 - 2013
Table 11 Forecast broadband subscribers higher growth scenario 2015; 2020
Table 12 Forecast broadband subscribers lower growth scenario 2015; 2020
Table 13 Historic - Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 1997 - 2004
Table 14 Pay TV subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2014
Table 15 Major pay TV providers market share 2010 - 2013
Table 16 Pay TV service revenue 2001 - 2013
Chart 1 Internet users and user penetration rate 2005 2015
Chart 2 Fixed broadband subscribers market evolution at a glance 2003 - 2014
Chart 3 Pay TV market share at a glance 2012

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